Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday....San Bernardino Mountain style...

We are pretty lucky to have mountains just north of our house. We can just drive for 15-20 minutes and find a hiking trail where it's nice and cool in the morning.
This morning we set out up Highway 18. It's the road that goes up to Big Bear. On the way up there, we found many good sites to take a hike. We picked this one because there was a little stream at the bottom.


It's much cooler up here at about 5000 feet, than down at our house.



All the pine trees smell so good. It is a nice peaceful walk this day. There weren't many people out early like us.


We hiked about 5 miles and then we drove home. The temperatures have been cooling down this week for some strange reason. I didn't even have to turn on the AC yesterday and that is just weird for this time of year. We even woke up to a pretty chilly morning today. Whatever the reason is....I love it! How is your summer going?




15 comments:

jlshall said...

Great photos! Such a beautiful place - you're so lucky to have it nearby. And I really like the sound of temperatures cooling down. It's still hot and humid here in Northern Virginia - we'll be using the AC for quite a while yet.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday! from Joy @ Joysweb

Traci said...

What beautiful scenery! I can't imagine not using the A/C! It's 96 today with probably 100% humidity!!

shannon i olson said...

There is no great hiking places around here.. you have a fantastic place !! Summer is going quickly but ...doesn't it always?

Sherri said...

What a beautiful place to take a hike! So nice to get into nature, being in the middle of those beautiful pines! Nice post! Happy Outdoor Wednesday! Sherri : )

Jules said...

Very beautiful pictures! That's one of the nicer things about California: the mountains are nearby!! When I lived in San Diego, we loved to go to Alpine and then into Julian. There was a great winery in Julian. I wonder if it's still there, lol!

We are having typical hot summer weather with afternoon storms here in central Florida. It is hurricane season afterall!!

Annette said...

Such beautiful country! Thanks for sharing it...I could almost feel the fresh air.

susan said...

You have two things I can't imagine--mountains and cool weather. It is HOT and flat here :) This looks so refreshing and beautiful! Don't you love the early morning??

xinex said...

What a picturesque place to hike and how lucky of you to be close to it...Christine

Porch Days said...

It is scorchingly hot here. You have a beautiful place to hike and nice that it is cooler. Too hot to walk down my driveway and I'm not one to get up a 5 am to walk. Plus nights are not cooling off at all and is still in the eighties at midnight!
Thanks for stopping by Porch Days.
Nancy

eileeninmd said...

A beautiful place to enjoy a walk. Wonderful photos!

hip-chick said...

What a pretty place for a hike. We have been experiencing beastly hot weather this summer. Here in New England it does get hot but this summer has been brutal. I can't wait for it to cool down.

Eden said...

Great photos and a lovely place to take a hike.Thank you for taking us there. I enjoyed very much your photos.

Farmchick said...

That does really look like some nice hiking.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos. Looks like you had a great day. Carolyn

Laura @ The Shabby Rabbit said...

Your hike looks amazing!! 5000 ft is way high up.. and 5 miles too. Wow!