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Old 11-26-2017, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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The above pics are of the northern flank of the Bernasconi Trail in MoVal. I got around to the eastern end, but the trail was blocked off, and I didn't feel like hopping a fence just before sunset, especially when a hike up and down a literal hill would have been involved. The views were good enough from there. Bunch of new houses being built, and there are very good views of the surrounding area. The San Gabriels, the San Bernardinos, Box Springs, whatever they call the hills between Mo Val and Redlands, and Mt. San Jacinto can be seen from there (I don't recall getting a pic of that one tho ).

We spent the last 9 days in the IE. Didn't do much. Seemed like we were in traffic on the 60 between Moreno Valley and Jurupa Valley most of the time. Got to the original Del Taco in Barstow finally. Ate at Miguel's Jr. 4 times (bought 9 burritos for the road ). Baker's thrice. Played poker at San Manuel (worst poker room in the world IMO ). Shooters Billiards for the first time in 14 years. Some dive bar in Woodcrest. Went to Tyler Mall and MoVal Mall (karaoke at Round1 for the lolz). Never made it to Corona, or west of Tyler. Never went to OC or LA. Did drive out to Yucaipa/Calimesa for the hell of it, and stopped by the very busy 99c Only store while there.

Briefly pondered moving back, but nah. Going more than once a year is good enough IMO. I enjoyed the unseasonably hot weather though!
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Old 11-26-2017, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Jurupa Valley, CA, USA 92509
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The above pics are of the northern flank of the Bernasconi Trail in MoVal. I got around to the eastern end, but the trail was blocked off, and I didn't feel like hopping a fence just before sunset, especially when a hike up and down a literal hill would have been involved. The views were good enough from there. Bunch of new houses being built, and there are very good views of the surrounding area. The San Gabriels, the San Bernardinos, Box Springs, whatever they call the hills between Mo Val and Redlands, and Mt. San Jacinto can be seen from there (I don't recall getting a pic of that one tho ).

We spent the last 9 days in the IE. Didn't do much. Seemed like we were in traffic on the 60 between Moreno Valley and Jurupa Valley most of the time. Got to the original Del Taco in Barstow finally. Ate at Miguel's Jr. 4 times (bought 9 burritos for the road ). Baker's thrice. Played poker at San Manuel (worst poker room in the world IMO ). Shooters Billiards for the first time in 14 years. Some dive bar in Woodcrest. Went to Tyler Mall and MoVal Mall (karaoke at Round1 for the lolz). Never made it to Corona, or west of Tyler. Never went to OC or LA. Did drive out to Yucaipa/Calimesa for the hell of it, and stopped by the very busy 99c Only store while there.

Briefly pondered moving back, but nah. Going more than once a year is good enough IMO. I enjoyed the unseasonably hot weather though!
You mean between Moreno Valley and Beaumont (on the 60)? If that, then these hills are called the San Timoteo Badlands.

If you mean the other hills that are between Moreno Valley and Redlands, that area is probably the San Timoteo Canyon.
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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You mean between Moreno Valley and Beaumont (on the 60)? If that, then these hills are called the San Timoteo Badlands.

If you mean the other hills that are between Moreno Valley and Redlands, that area is probably the San Timoteo Canyon.
Canyon. I had the pleasure of driving through both of them on the trip.
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:17 PM
 
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It depends upon what you are looking for when you say 'Inland Empire' - it's truly enormous. I live in Redlands, which is very beautiful; neighboring Highland and San Bernardino? Yeegh. I just looked it up - the IE encompasses some 4,850 square miles - yup, HUGE! Parts of Riverside are gorgeous; the mountains astounding (you can hike up to Mt Baldy from my folks' house in Upland); and we have ski areas in Big Bear and Arrowhead. That being said, there are as many undesirable areas as there are desirable. Cali politics have exponentially increased the homeless/parolee population, so a lot of us who have lived here most of our lives are looking to get out.

Try searching for Redlands, Riverside, Big Bear, Joshua Tree, and Palm Springs for images. If you are coming for a visit, definitely come in through Ontario airport - I travel a lot and it's one of my favorite, low-key airports.
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Jurupa Valley, CA, USA 92509
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Try searching for Redlands, Riverside, Big Bear, Joshua Tree, and Palm Springs for images. If you are coming for a visit, definitely come in through Ontario airport - I travel a lot and it's one of my favorite, low-key airports.
Joshua Tree and PS are usually not considered to be within the IE, and each are within their own outlying regions. I'm not exactly sure about Big Bear Lake, though (if it's IE or not).
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Old 02-28-2018, 05:59 PM
 
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Try searching for Redlands, Riverside, Big Bear, Joshua Tree, and Palm Springs for images.
JT and PS aren't IE. JT is HD and PS is CV. But TEHO and YMMV. LOL.
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Old 02-19-2020, 08:27 PM
 
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well said! IE is very underated IMO

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Thought I'd share a few more ...

Here is a shot of the Mission Inn in Riverside - the December Festival of Lights is beautiful and a lot of fun for families



Here is a shot from the lift where you can see part of Big Bear Lake.



And a pic from the annual Route 66 Car Show in San Bernardino. This is Bumblebee from the movie Transformers:



The Inland Empire is picturesque and there really are SO MANY THINGS to do here, from the winery in Temecula, to the hot air balloons in Rancho Cucamonga to skiing and boating in Big Bear, Silverwood, Perris (not to mention the skydiving), the orchards and country festivals in Oak Glen and the Palm Springs tram and hot spots (it's really nice to visit P.S. in the spring before it gets too hot!). Is it any wonder why we love it here so much?
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Old 02-19-2020, 08:41 PM
 
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I live in Banning, this is up the street from me where I like to walk my dogs.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17l3...ew?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17ic...ew?usp=sharing

technically, you're probably not supposed to walk here, but it's so rural nobody cares
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Old 02-19-2020, 09:05 PM
 
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JT and PS aren't IE. JT is HD and PS is CV. But TEHO and YMMV. LOL.
correct. technically the IE ends at the san gorgonio pass
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