Idyllwild California

The Idyllwild area is located in Southern California's San Jacinto Mountains, which contain 10,804 foot high San Jacinto Peak, At an elevation of about 5,300 feet, Idyllwild lies mostly within a high mountain valley.

This FB page is a nature photo tour of our mountain. More info about our town and to do's at

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We rebuilt the website!
And we'll be posting more here too.

Spring 2018 :)

Colorful Friticose Lichen

Spider in Pink. We hope your having a great summer!

Spring is Here!

falling leaves
hide the path
so quietly
~John Bailey

More Fall Colors, Enjoy :)

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”
― John Muir

More of the Fall Color Series, and more to follow!
Enjoy Idyllwild!

Enjoy the Fall in Idyllwild :)
I'll be adding this Fall Color Series of photos. Depth, color, and magic. Enjoy~

Wonderful day, this little guy was enjoying it!

One of our residents of the mountain :)

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
- Mahatma Gandhi

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”
- John Muir

The Paintbrush evoked the Native American legend of a young brave who tried to paint the sunset with his warpaints. Frustrated that he could not match the brilliance of nature, he ask for guidance from the Great Spirit. The Great Spirit gave him paintbrushes laden with the colors he so desired. With these, he painted his masterpiece and left the spent brushes in fields across the landscape. These brushes sprouted the flowers we now so wonderfully love!

Rainbows span a continuous spectrum of colours. Any distinct bands perceived are an artefact of human colour vision, and no banding of any type is seen in a black-and-white photo of a rainbow, only a smooth gradation of intensity to a maximum, then fading towards the other side.

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity”
~John Muir

Down to the core, alone with the soul, to make sense of all that matters… to me.

I often envision solace and what it means to be alone, something about noise unearths my being.

Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!
~L.H. Bailey

Listen to the sunset,
Hear its silent sigh
As it falls down the horisen
Warning, the moon is nigh

Listen to the sunset
Hear its silent threat
That darkness will be upon us
It makes everyone upset

Listen to the sunset
The vanity of its words
How beautiful this sunset is
With its colour, and birds

~ Katniss Everdeen

Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place
For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.
Wallace Stevens

Nature can create amazing images with patterns, shapes and color combinations. They could be extremely complex or very simple. You just need to look for it....

How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.
- Elsie N. Brady

Horizontal cloud formation in front of Tahquitz Peak.
This cloud formation was fast growing and very interesting to watch accumulate in size moment by moment only a few hundred feet out!

The Limber Pine, a very durable tree, grows near timberline, from 5,000 to 12,000 feet. And many exceed 1,500 years old. Because it is an exceptionally slow growing species, it does not compete well with the other conifers in its habitat. So you will only find it growing in places where White Fir, Western Hemlock, Lodgepole Pine, Douglas-fir and Engelmann Spruce can't survive. This often means southwestern slopes, on the very edge of cliffs or in pockets on talus slopes.

Opaque shadows in a landscape of white
Soon to be dispersed in burning atmosphere
Only to impend its shroud again in deceased hours of night
It was a misty mountain.
-Jenny Bills

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
-John Muir

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.
-Emily Bronte

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. -John Muir

Grateful that our mountain fires are out and rain has returned again, hopeful that the other fires will be out soon too. We want the fauna and flora to heal and return to some normalcy and experience nature that we so enjoy.

Mountain Fire July 2013 - Idyllwild thanks all the Men and Women (Please Share)

Thank You Fire Fighters!!
Another thankful video!

Please share this video with your friends and family. We want this video to reach all the Men and Women who risked their lives to save our community. We will...

The Fire Fighters Thank You Song

Thank You Fire Fighters!!
We all appreciate the hard work on the Mountain Fire!
(tribute sent in by a visitor to the site)

This song was inspired and written to honor the fallen fire fighters of Engine 57 from the Esperanza Ca. Fire in 2006 and was originally posted as a rough mi...

The always wonderful valley view of Idyllwild with Tahquitz Rock, Tahquitz Peak, and Marion Mountain in the background. San Jacinto Peak is behind Marion.

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53560 Jeffrey Pine Rd
Idyllwild, 92549

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Woodland Park Manor Woodland Park Manor
55350 S Circle Dr
Idyllwild, 92549

Woodland Park Manor has been providing Idyllwild, California mountain getaways since 1954. Cabins are nestled on five acres in beautiful Fern Valley.

Idyllcreek A-Frame Vacation Cabin Idyllcreek A-Frame Vacation Cabin
26050 Boulder Dr
Idyllwild, 92549

Idyllcreek is the quintessential Idyllwild Vacation Cabin. This classic 1960 A-Frame is nestled at the end of Boulder Drive with a seasonal stream running through the property. Website: Email: [email protected]

Idyllwild Vacation Rentals Idyllwild Vacation Rentals
54280 N Circle Dr
Idyllwild, 92549

Idyllwild Tiny Home Experience Idyllwild Tiny Home Experience
Alderwood St
Idyllwild, 92549

Our tiny home has been designed to give our guests the ultimate experience in boutique living while enjoying being immersed in the woodlands of Idyllwild.

J&B’s Tree House - Your Cabin Escape in Idyllwild. J&B’s Tree House - Your Cabin Escape in Idyllwild.
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Idyllwild, 92549

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Idyllwild, 92549

Secluded 2 bedroom with views!

Gilbert Family Cabin Gilbert Family Cabin
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Idyllwild, 92549

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Lazy Bear Lodge Lazy Bear Lodge
53480 Toll Gate Rd
Idyllwild, 92549

Take a relaxing drive only a little over an hour away to beautiful Idyllwild. Our charming cabin will relax and restore you. You'll want to visit again!

Timbered Pines Timbered Pines
Idyllwild, 92549

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Destination Idyllwild Destination Idyllwild
Idyllwild, 92549

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New Spirit Vacation Homes New Spirit Vacation Homes
54325 N Circle Dr Suite 102
Idyllwild, 92549

Vacation Homes Rental Company servicing Idyllwild, Lake Arrowhead, Temecula, Greater Palm Springs/Desert Cities

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