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Encyclopedia > Mount San Antonio
Mount San Antonio

Postcard image of Mount Baldy circa 1910
Elevation: 10,064 ft (3,068 m)
Coordinates: 34° 17′ 20″ N 117° 38′ 45″ W (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=34_17_20_N_117_38_45_W_type:mountain_region:US)
Location: California, USA
Topo map: USGS Mount San Antonio
Range: San Gabriel Mountains

Mount San Antonio, better known to most Angelenos as Old Baldy or Mount Baldy, is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California, USA. While not as unique in its landscape as Seattle's Mount Rainier, they are similar in being easily sighted for miles around their urban settings. Baldy's snow-capped peaks are usually visible on clear days and stand in contast the pervasive gray-green of the remaining L.A. landscape. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (vertically) and longitude (horizontally); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... Example of a topographic map with contour lines Topographic maps, also called contour maps, topo maps or topo quads (for quadrangles), are maps that show topography, or land contours, by means of contour lines. ... The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. ... The most general definition of mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands. ... San Gabriel Mountains The San Gabriel Mountains are located in northern Los Angeles County, California and form a barrier between the Greater Los Angeles Area and the Mojave Desert. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... San Gabriel Mountains The San Gabriel Mountains are located in northern Los Angeles County, California and form a barrier between the Greater Los Angeles Area and the Mojave Desert. ... Southern California Los Angeles, rush hour on the Harbor Freeway San Diego Southern California, sometimes abbreviated SoCal, is an informal name for the southern one-third of the state of California. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Mount Rainier is a stratovolcano (and national park) located 54 miles (87 km) southeast of Seattle, Washington in Pierce County. ...



The peak, which marks a boundary between San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County [1] (http://www.losangelesalmanac.com/topics/Geography/ge20.htm) is called Baldy because of the absence of trees around the summit. San Bernardino County is the largest county in the United States by area, containing more land than 9 states. ... Map of California showing Los Angeles County. ...


The peak may host more hikers than then any other mountaintop in the Western US (of those inaccessable by car of cource), or so guesses San Gabriel Mountains historian John W. Robinson.


External links

  • Maps and aerial photos (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=34.2889_N_-117.6458_E_type:mountain_region:US)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=34.2889&lon=-117.6458&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Terraserver (http://terraservice.net/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-117.6458&lat=34.2889&w=750&h=500)
    • Surrounding area map from Google (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=34.2889,-117.6458&spn=0.4,0.6)
    • Location in US from Census Bureau (http://tiger.census.gov/cgi-bin/mapgen?lat=36.0000&lon=-97.0000&wid=50&ht=28&iwd=550&iht=260&mlat=34.2889&mlon=-117.6458&on=GRID&off=BACK&msym=smalldot)

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Encyclopedia: Mount San Antonio (574 words)
Mount San Antonio, better known to most Angelenos as Old Baldy or Mount Baldy, is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California, USA.
San Gabriel Mountains The San Gabriel Mountains are located in northern Los Angeles County, California and form a barrier between the Greater Los Angeles Area and the Mojave Desert.
The peak, which marks a boundary between San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County [1] (http://www.losangelesalmanac.com/encyclopedia/Geography/ge20.htm) is called Baldy because of the absence of trees around the summit.
Mount San Antonio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (244 words)
Mount San Antonio, better known to most Angelenos as Old Baldy or Mount Baldy, is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California, USA and the highest point in Los Angeles County.
While not as unique in its landscape as Seattle's Mount Rainier, they are similar in being easily sighted for miles around their urban settings.
The peak, which marks a boundary between San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County [1] is called Baldy because of the absence of trees around the summit.
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