Nature In The San Bernardino Mountains

Two oak trees turning yellow in the forest.

Tonight I decided to share some more of the beautiful natural sights from my last trip to the San Bernardino Mountains here in Southern California.

Acorns, leaves, and sticks on the ground in the forest.
Sunlight shimmering through the oak leaves turning golden in hue.
Sun shining through the trees.
Silhouette of trees at sunset.
View of the Pinnacles through the trees.
Many large boulders are on the top of the Pinnacles.
Zooming in on the large boulders on the Pinnacles.

I created a little San Bernardino Mountains nature movie, so you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the Mountains.

 

The Top of The Ridge

Looking up at the top of a tree covered ridge up in the San Bernardino Mountains.

A view of trees on the top of the ridge.
Trees are thick on the ridge.
Microwave towers on the peak in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Zooming in on the microwave towers.

A view of the peak from the San Bernardino Mountains.

N Is For Time In Nature

Today I went for another hike on the desert side of the San Bernardino Mountains. People have noted it does not look very foresty, and this is because it is the side of the mountain facing the high desert.

View of snow on the mountain ridge in the distance.
View of snow on the mountain ridge in the distance.

Come along with me on a hiking on the north side of the San Bernardino Mountains, which is a transitional area between the mountain forest and the high desert.

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H Is For Hiking With The View of Hesperia

Today I went on another hike on the north side of the San Bernardino Mountains. One of the perks of jaunt in nature was the view of Hesperia in the valley below.

My favorite part of the hike is the view of Hesperia in the valley below
My favorite part of the hike is the view of Hesperia in the valley below.
A little creek running through the desert part of the San Bernardino Mountains.
A little creek running through the desert part of the San Bernardino Mountains.
Gneiss Granite Rock
This granite rock is an gneiss rock because it has stripes on it, which are layers created over thousands of years.
Small green yerba santa plants are growing on this trail.
Small green yerba santa plants are growing on this trail with a hairpin turn just a head.
Stripes appear through these flat granite rocks on the side of the mountain. These rocks were most likely blasted in half when the road was carved into the side of the mountain.
Stripes appear through these flat granite rocks on the side of the mountain. These rocks were most likely blasted in half when the road was carved into the side of the mountain.
Moss growing on boulders with chaparral growing in between these.
Moss growing on boulders with chaparral growing in between these.
The boulder that is shaped like a triangle.
The boulder that is shaped like a triangle with Yerba santa is growing nearby.
Boulders and chaparral dotting the hillside.
Boulders and chaparral dotting the hillside.
Another view of the chaparral and granite boulders.
Another view of the chaparral and granite boulders.
Zooming In on the boulders to see more detail.
Zooming In on the boulders to see more detail.
The dome shaped boulder on the hillside caught my attention.
The dome shaped boulder on the hillside caught my attention.
A shadow on the trail with sun shining on the hills in the distance.
A shadow on the trail with sun shining on the hills in the distance.
A bend up ahead on the trail is partially sunny.
A bend up ahead on the trail is partially sunny.
These sandy colored boulders come in many interesting shapes and sizes.
These sandy colored boulders come in an abundance of shapes and sizes.
The view of Hesperia in the valley below.
The view of Hesperia in the valley below.
The mountains above consist of the backside of The Pinnacles.
The mountains above consist of the backside of The Pinnacles.
The trail continues winding its way down towards Hesperia.
The trail continues winding its way down towards Hesperia.
One side of the mountains is completely in the shadow of the mid-afternoon sunlight.
One side of the mountains is completely in the shadow of the mid-afternoon sunlight.
Chaparral and boulders dot the landscape.
Chaparral and boulders dot the landscape.
The California buckwheat flowers are in the foreground.
The California buckwheat flowers are in the foreground.
Chaparral on the hillside with two pylons on a peak in the distance.
Chaparral on the hillside with two pylons on a peak in the distance.
The view is amazing on this hike. I love the desert side of the San Bernardino Mountains.
The view is amazing on this hike. I love the desert side of the San Bernardino Mountains.
Reaching the bend in the trail.
Reaching the bend in the trail.
A closeup up of the pylons on the mountains in the distance.
A closeup up of the pylons on the mountains in the distance.
Looking back up at the trail.
Looking back up at the trail.
Another view of looking back up at the trail.
Another view of looking back up at the trail.
Another bend in the trail.
Another bend in the trail.

 

The sun is shining behind the mountain peak.
The sun is shining behind the mountain peak.
The bright sunlight during the hike.
The bright sunlight during the hike.
Looking back up at the part of the trail I already walked on.
Looking back up at the part of the trail I already walked on.

The Early Morning In The San Bernardino

The view of Mount Baldy as seen from the San Bernardino Mountains.
The view of Mount Baldy as seen from the San Bernardino Mountains.
The barren branches on the oak trees were looking grey.
The barren branches on the oak trees were looking grey.
Barren oak tree branches, and the view of Hesperia down the canyon.
Barren oak tree branches, and the view of Hesperia down the canyon.
A blustery winter day in the San Bernardino Mountains.
A blustery winter day in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Clouds are floating in the front of the view of Mount Baldy in the distance.
Clouds are floating in the front of the view of Mount Baldy in the distance.
The evergreen trees cover the hillsides.
The evergreen trees cover the hillsides.
Birds flying through the blue sky.
Birds flying through the blue sky.
Mistletoe growing in an oak tree.
Mistletoe growing in an oak tree.
Pilot Rock is the large boulder on the hills in front of Mount Baldy.
Pilot Rock is the large boulder on the hills in front of Mount Baldy.
Using the telescope to bird watch.
Using the telescope to bird watch.
The view of Hesperia down the canyon.
The view of Hesperia down the canyon.
Hills with trees, bushes, and boulders.
Hills with trees, bushes, pine trees, and boulders.
Frost on the oak leaves near vinca growing on a hillside.
Frost on the hillside with vinca growing in patches.
Zooming in on the view of Hesperia.
Zooming in on the view of Hesperia.
Clouds floating through the mountains.
Clouds floating through the mountains.

 

Another view of the clouds floating through the mountains.
Another view of the clouds floating through the mountains.

Snow In The San Bernardino Mountains

Last week it snowed in the San Bernardino Mountains. Above is a view of The Pinnacles with snow covered trees in the foreground.

An oak tree with snow on the branches.
An oak tree with snow on the branches.
A light dusting of snow on the trees up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
A light dusting of snow on the trees up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Snow on the mountains with the view of Hesperia in the distance.
Snow on the mountains with the view of Hesperia in the distance.
An oak tree with orange leaves
An oak tree with orange leaves

A short video of the snow on Thanksgiving Day.

View From The Rim of The World Highway

Sun is streaming through the clouds.
Sun is streaming through the clouds.

There is always a scenic view while driving up the Rim of the World Highway, even on a cloudy and rainy day. On this day before Thanksgiving the sun was streaming through the rain clouds.

Rain clouds can be spotted from a turnout on the Rim. Sun is streaming down through the clouds.
Rain clouds can be spotted from a turnout on the Rim. Sun is streaming down through the clouds.
A body of water is visible in the distance with sun reflecting off it.
A body of water is visible in the distance with sun reflecting off it.
A boulder is visible in the foreground with the view of the Inland Valley below.
A boulder is visible in the foreground with the view of the Inland Valley below.
A boulder and the road barrier frame this capture of the Inland Valley.
A boulder and the road barrier frame this capture of the Inland Valley.
The streets are visible from this vantage point on the Rim of the World Highway
The streets are visible from this vantage point on the Rim of the World Highway
View of the Inland Valley from a turnout on Highway 18.
View of the Inland Valley from a turnout on Highway 18.
Boulders in the turnout.
Boulders in the turnout.
Brush and boulders at a turnout point.
Brush and boulders at a turnout point.
A rainy day on the Rim of the World Highway.
A rainy day on the Rim of the World Highway.
The rainy clouds create a slightly darker atmosphere during this Southern California day.
The rainy clouds create a slightly darker atmosphere during this Southern California day.
Brush is growing near the boulders.
Brush is growing near the boulders.

The video below shows the drive going up the Rim of the World Highway.