This photo is probably around ten years old. I shot it out the windshield while driving on Stoddard Wells Road looking for a board and care home in the upper desert back in the day I worked in residential care. I have many shots of this area but all on print. It was taken with my little point-and-shoot Kodak Easyshare.
Bell Mountain sits just north of Apple Valley on the east side of I-15 on Bell Mountain Road and Stoddard Wells Road. You can’t miss it. There is a Bell Mountain community that once had a post office. Now it is considered Apple Valley.
I lived in Victorville for several years prior to moving to Texas. I really prefer Apple Valley to Victorville and as I write, the area has changed significantly over the past ten years. The last time I was there was 2007. While searching the web for information of Bell Mountain I found this little gem of a historical website.