Justin Bieber is a loner ... a poet ... a Renaissance man who enjoys communing with nature, thinking deep thoughts and then recording it in a personal and emotionally expressive song like "What Do You Mean?" He finds the existential and transcendental meditation he needs for this creative process ... in the Hollywood Hills ... hiking. He hops out of his brand new white Mercedes G-Wagon AMG, throws on a backpack and heads for the hills. That's where this bad boy gets his work done.

Meanwhile, Bieber was snapped out on the hiking trails with old pal Ashley Moore. The cute, curly-haired model sweat it out with Justin earlier in the day so, of course, rumors of the two rekindling their romance abound. Could JB be courting a new lady or is he unconcerned with finding a lady and more interested in just finding himself???