Monday, February 6, 2017

Central California Coast Ranges

We just learned about the Northern Coast Ranges in the Pacific Coast Belt of the North American Cordillera.

Another group of mountain ranges in this belt is the Central California Coast Ranges.

The mountains ranges in this group are the Santa Cruz Mountains, Diablo Range, Gabilan Range, Santa Lucia Range, Temblor Range and Caliente Range.

The Santa Lucia Range is the highest coastal mountain in the lower 48 US states, and has a house called "Hearst's Castle" and also a Zen Mountain center where people go to relax.

(from: wikipedia - santa lucia range)

(from: wikipedia - hearst castle)

(from: wikipedia - tassajara zen mountain center)

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