Oak Glen Apple Picking

Samantha and I went apple picking in Oak Glen for the first time yesterday. It’s a big attraction around this time of year so there were lots of people with the same idea as us. Our first stop was the Willowbrook Apple Farm to do some U-pick apple picking. The people at the farm were …

Mount San Jacinto State Park

I’ve always been impressed with the size of the San Jacinto Mountains rising above Palm Springs and I knew that one way to go to the State Park was via the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. I was curious to see if there was another way to photograph the area so I drove toward Idyllwild. It …

Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead has some nice scenery but it is nearly impossible to see any of it much less photograph it. The reason why is because the entire lake is either fenced off or surrounded by private property. Aww yes, welcome to Southern California. See more of my Southern California pictures.

Bark Beetle Disease

Bark Beetle Disease has wreaked havoc across the Western region of North America for the past several years. I had read about this wiping out vast stretches of forests in the Colorado Rocky Mountains but hadn’t really noticed it much personally going up to the San Bernardino Mountains several days ago. When driving up to …

Santa’s Village

Santa’s Village was a popular seasonal amusement park in the San Bernardino Mountains when I was growing up. In fact I still remember the low-budget TV commercials that would run all the time. For the sake of nostalgia, the above photo is of myself, my cousin, my mom and my little brother. My dad wasn’t …

Big Falls, Southern California’s Tallest Waterfall

Photo of Big Falls, San Bernardino National Forest, California Today I went photograph Southern California’s tallest waterfall. The best part is that Big Falls is pretty easy to get to. It’s only a few miles into the mountains above Redlands. The not so good part is that it is very difficult to photograph. There is …