Hiking in the San Bernardino Mountains is a geographically close option for Southern Californians who want to explore nature trails boasting magnificent trees, blue skies with cottony clouds, large boulders, and numerous forms of vegetation and animal life. If you are lucky, then you might even catch a glimpse of a bird that seems to just be floating through the air. However, if you are not so fortunate, then you might spot a bear running straight in front of you. Believe me, I will never go hiking by myself up in the San Bernardino Mountains again after a bear ran straight in front of me a few years ago. I always recommend hiking with others and taking a stick with you. Despite the natural dangers of the wild, the San Bernardino Mountains is still the ideal place for those who crave nature on the more isolated level than what you find at your local city park, I highly recommend a day trip to the San Bernardino Mountains.
One sunny day in June, I trekked out past the Pinnacles to take pictures of the mountains in the distance.
Scotch broom grows abundantly in the San Bernardino Mountains, even though it is not part of the native brush.
As I walk along the trails I enjoy seeing pictures of trees and brush.
Clouds that look like comfy pillows in the sky. | Source
Clouds floating above the rocky hills. | Source
Clouds floating above the Pinnacles in the distance. | Source
Looking down upon a boulder. | Source
Large boulders are interspersed among the brush. | Source
Looking down at a large boulder with a lizard on it. | Source
The lizard is scampering up the boulder. | Source
The lizard is continuing its trek along the large boulder. | Source
A billowy clouds looks like cotton in the sky of the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
I walked down Highway 173 a little bit, which is now closed off to traffic. | Source
Moss is growing on the north side of this boulder, which tells me I am headed north towards Hesperia as I am walking down Highway 173. No, I did not walk all the way down to Hesperia from Lake Arrowhead, but I did once | Source
Brush growing in between the boulders. | Source
The lizard is scampering under the boulder. | Source
The lizard on the rock. | Source
If you like to see lizards out in nature, you will probably spot a few scampering about large boulders when you hike in locations such as the Pinnacles up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
The closeup of our lizard friend on his boulder. | Source
The lizard is glancing up at something. | Source
The fluffy cloud spotted on a hike. | Source
The clouds and the brush on the hillside below. | Source
The cloud looks like a cotton ball floating through the sky. | Source
What shapes can you see in the clouds. | Source
What kind of shapes can you see in the clouds? | Source
Clouds rising above the cliff. | Source
Rocks on the hillside. | Source
Cracks in between the rocks on the hillside | Source
Rays of pink light visible at sunset up in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
Pink light shimmering at sunset hour. | Source
Brilliant orange colors emit from the sky. | Source
The bright ball of the sun as it fades beneath the mountains in the distance. | Source
After spending the day looking at magnificent boulders and billowy clouds while hiking out by the Pinnacles, it is always enjoyable to top of the day with an amazing sunset.
Southern California truly has some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. | Source
The tangerine color of the sunset is stretching across the sky with the view of Hesperia in the distance. | Source
Pink and orange meld together at sunset. | Source
The silhouette of a tree branch is quite mesmerizing at sunset. | Source
Pink and faint purple on the horizon at sunset. | Source
I always find the sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains to be quite captivating. | Source
The beauty of a sunset as you leave the San Bernardino Mountains during this virtual business. Hope to see you again soon! | Source
Perhaps you might want to invest in a digital camera before you next hike or trip up to the San Bernardino Mountains.