Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The east-west mountains

Santa Ynez Mountains

Returning to our road trip...

To the north of Downey and Los Angeles lie a number of mountain ranges, many of which are located in the Los Padres National Forest. The Santa Ynez Mountains, above, are unusual in that they are one of the few entirely east-west mountain ranges in the United States.

This particular range is not very high, topping out at Divide Peak at 4707 feet. California State Route 154, from which this picture was taken, crosses the range at San Marcos Pass between Santa Barbara and Los Olivos.

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