Spring Wildflowers And Other Scenery In The San Bernardino Mountains
Beautiful spring mountain flowers are something that everyone can enjoy, or at least everyone I know. If you hate wildflowers, then this hub might not be the place for you! Although I might not be a botanist, this does not prevent me from enjoying the beauty of wildflowers on a nature walk in the San Bernardino Mountains. Over the last couple of days, I have been endeavoring to identify as many of the flowers as I can from my photographs, but this is a slightly difficult task since classifying flowers are not something I have a great deal of background in. I know what I enjoy looking at, and this is how I approach my examination of beautiful flowers. Taking pictures of beautiful things is inspirational, and some of these photographs might become future paintings and drawings.
Most people traveling to the San Bernardino Mountains are coming from cities to the west, such as Los Angeles, so this map will help you plan your routes accordingly. If you do not drive and are a bit more adventurous, you can even take the bus up the mountain, and ride your bike to locations to view wild flowers. There are many areas where wild flowers can be spotted in the San Bernardino Mountains, and hiking on various trails will allow you to see a variety of scenery, and certain common flowers to the region.
Up three years ago Highway 173 was the last open and unpaved highway in California, but the unimproved section of the road has since been closed to traffic. However, you can still park in areas before the closed portion of the road and go hiking instead. I was never a fan of driving up and down that vertigo-inducing dirt road with its hairpin turns, and taking a hike to look at the wildflowers is more my speed. Besides, when you take a hike you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, and that is not something I could easily do back in the days when my dad liked to go four-wheeling on nearby caterpillar road, which winds around just like its name-sake.
I just mentioned how I detested the days back when my father used to like to go four-wheeling on caterpillar road, so is it not a bit coincidental that I also took pictures of a cocoon of caterpillars on that day. I would rather look at this cocoon of interesting caterpillars than ever drive on that road again. I was not sad when they closed that road.