Location: Mount Wilson, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles Co., California, USA
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User who defined this location: Jason Hollinger
Editors: Nathan Wilson

North: 34.2538°
West: -118.1°
East: -118.02°
South: 34.1755°
Highest Elevation: 1742.0 meters
Lowest Elevation: 500.0 meters

Notes: [admin – Sat Aug 14 01:57:03 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Mt. Wilson, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles Co., California, USA’ to ‘Mount Wilson, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles Co., California, USA

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Popular mountain in the front range of the San Gabriel Mts of Southern California, looming above Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre. It’s one of the Transverse Ranges, with lush chaparral below approximately 4000’, big cone doug fir above that, with jeffrey pine and incense cedar on top. Oak, bay, ad big-leaf maple forests shade the inner canyons.

Lichens start to appear around 4000’, with lovely Letharia colonies on the top. But far better lichenizing can be done on the backside where the northern exposure together with less smog support much livelier lichen communities. Saxicoles are very interesting just over the ridge, along the Rim Trail and along the Mt. Wilson Road.


Description author: Jason Hollinger (Request Authorship Credit)

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Created: 2008-10-12 19:44:17 PDT (-0700) by Jason Hollinger (jason)
Last modified: 2010-08-13 18:57:03 PDT (-0700) by Nathan Wilson (nathan)
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