Lake Arrowhead: Holiness, Healing, and Hotels
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Ooooh! I see the arrow on the mountain!
Lake Arrowhead gets its name from the huge arrow shape emblazoned on the face of one of the mountains in the San Bernadinos in Southern California. As a child, I had always thought it was shaped by people, but it turns out the 1,375 ft tall and 449 ft wide arrowhead is natural. The shape on the mountainside exists from a bizarre mix of bare rock ledges and vegetation contrasts. The arrow shape is made of exposed quartz, gray granite, and light green wild sage. It is surrounded by darker vegetation (greasewood and chaparral) which is why the arrowhead is visible.