San Gabriel Mountains

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The San Gabriel Mountains (Sierra de San Gabriel) are a mountain range located in northern Los Angeles County and western San Bernardino County, California, United States.wikipedia
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Angeles National Forest

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This range lies in, and is surrounded by, the Angeles National Forest, with the San Andreas Fault as the northern border of the range.
The Angeles National Forest (ANF) of the U.S. Forest Service is located in the San Gabriel Mountains and Sierra Pelona Mountains, primarily within Los Angeles County in southern California.

Mojave Desert

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The mountain range is part of the Transverse Ranges and lies between the Los Angeles Basin and the Mojave Desert, with Interstate 5 to the west and Interstate 15 to the east.
Topographical boundaries include the Tehachapi Mountains to the west, and the San Gabriel Mountains and San Bernardino Mountains to the south.

Mount San Antonio

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The highest peak in the range is Mount San Antonio, commonly referred to as Mt. Baldy. Even further north the range slopes up into the towering main crest of the San Gabriels, a sweeping arc-shaped massif 30 mi in length that includes most of the highest peaks in the range: Waterman Mountain, at 8,038 ft; Mount Islip, at 8,250 ft, Mount Baden-Powell, at 9,399 ft, Pine Mountain, at 9648 ft, and finally Mount San Antonio, the highest peak in the range at 10,068 ft.
Mount San Antonio, colloquially referred to as Mount Baldy, is the highest peak of the San Gabriel Mountains, and the highest point in Los Angeles County, California.

Mount Wilson (California)

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Mount Wilson is another famous peak, famed for the Mount Wilson Observatory and the antenna farm that houses many of the transmitters for local media.
Mount Wilson is a peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, located within the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County, California.

Transverse Ranges

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The mountain range is part of the Transverse Ranges and lies between the Los Angeles Basin and the Mojave Desert, with Interstate 5 to the west and Interstate 15 to the east.
The western segment extends to the San Gabriel Mountains and San Gabriel fault.

Mount Wilson Observatory

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Mount Wilson is another famous peak, famed for the Mount Wilson Observatory and the antenna farm that houses many of the transmitters for local media.
The MWO is located on Mount Wilson, a 1740 m peak in the San Gabriel Mountains near Pasadena, northeast of Los Angeles.

Cajon Pass

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The highest elevation, Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy) at 10064 ft, rises towards the eastern extremity of the range which extends from the Cajon Pass (Interstate 15 Freeway) on the east, where the San Gabriel Mountain Range meets the San Bernardino Mountain Range, westward to meet the Santa Susanna range at Newhall Pass (Interstate 5 Freeway).
Cajon Pass (elevation 3,777 ft ) is a mountain pass between the San Bernardino Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California.

San Bernardino Mountains

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The highest elevation, Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy) at 10064 ft, rises towards the eastern extremity of the range which extends from the Cajon Pass (Interstate 15 Freeway) on the east, where the San Gabriel Mountain Range meets the San Bernardino Mountain Range, westward to meet the Santa Susanna range at Newhall Pass (Interstate 5 Freeway).
The San Bernardinos run for approximately 60 mi from Cajon Pass in the northwest – which separates them from the San Gabriel Mountains – to San Gorgonio Pass, across which lie the San Jacinto Mountains, in the southeast.

Newhall Pass

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The highest elevation, Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy) at 10064 ft, rises towards the eastern extremity of the range which extends from the Cajon Pass (Interstate 15 Freeway) on the east, where the San Gabriel Mountain Range meets the San Bernardino Mountain Range, westward to meet the Santa Susanna range at Newhall Pass (Interstate 5 Freeway).
Historically called Fremont Pass and San Fernando Pass, with Beale's Cut, it separates the Santa Susana Mountains from the San Gabriel Mountains.

San Fernando Valley

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North of San Fernando, the San Gabriel Mountains crest abruptly up to almost 4,000 ft. Pacoima and Big Tujunga Canyons cut through the range just east of San Fernando, carrying runoff into the San Fernando Valley.
The San Fernando Valley is about 260 sqmi bound by the Santa Susana Mountains to the northwest, the Simi Hills to the west, the Santa Monica Mountains and Chalk Hills to the south, the Verdugo Mountains to the east, and the San Gabriel Mountains to the northeast.

San Andreas Fault

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This range lies in, and is surrounded by, the Angeles National Forest, with the San Andreas Fault as the northern border of the range.
The fault then runs along the southern base of the San Bernardino Mountains, crosses through the Cajon Pass and continues northwest along the northern base of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Arroyo Seco (Los Angeles County)

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South of the gorge are the southern "foothills" of the mountains, which rise abruptly 4,000 ft above the Los Angeles Basin and give rise to the Arroyo Seco, a tributary of the Los Angeles River.
The watershed begins at Red Box Saddle in the Angeles National Forest near Mount Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains.

San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

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On October 10, 2014, President Obama designated the area the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.
On October 10, 2014, President Barack Obama used his authority under the Antiquities Act to create the new monument, protecting 346,177 acres of public lands in the San Gabriel Mountains of the Transverse Ranges.

Big Tujunga Creek

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North of San Fernando, the San Gabriel Mountains crest abruptly up to almost 4,000 ft. Pacoima and Big Tujunga Canyons cut through the range just east of San Fernando, carrying runoff into the San Fernando Valley.
From its headwaters high in the San Gabriel Mountains, it flows generally southwest for 28.8 mi, joining Little Tujunga Creek to form the Tujunga Wash near Pacoima.

Waterman Mountain

Even further north the range slopes up into the towering main crest of the San Gabriels, a sweeping arc-shaped massif 30 mi in length that includes most of the highest peaks in the range: Waterman Mountain, at 8,038 ft; Mount Islip, at 8,250 ft, Mount Baden-Powell, at 9,399 ft, Pine Mountain, at 9648 ft, and finally Mount San Antonio, the highest peak in the range at 10,068 ft.
Waterman Mountain, at 8041 ft, is a prominent peak in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, California, within the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.

Mount Baden-Powell

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Even further north the range slopes up into the towering main crest of the San Gabriels, a sweeping arc-shaped massif 30 mi in length that includes most of the highest peaks in the range: Waterman Mountain, at 8,038 ft; Mount Islip, at 8,250 ft, Mount Baden-Powell, at 9,399 ft, Pine Mountain, at 9648 ft, and finally Mount San Antonio, the highest peak in the range at 10,068 ft.
Mount Baden-Powell is a peak in the San Gabriel Mountains of California named for the founder of the World Scouting Movement, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell.

Angeles Crest Highway

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The Angeles Crest Highway, one of the main routes across the San Gabriels, runs through this area from west to east.
The Angeles Crest Highway is a two-lane (one lane of travel in each direction) highway over the San Gabriel Mountains, in Los Angeles County, California.

Pacoima Wash

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North of San Fernando, the San Gabriel Mountains crest abruptly up to almost 4,000 ft. Pacoima and Big Tujunga Canyons cut through the range just east of San Fernando, carrying runoff into the San Fernando Valley.
The stream begins at Mount Gleason, 6502 ft, in the western San Gabriel Mountains of the Angeles National Forest.

Claremont, California

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East of San Antonio Canyon, the range gradually loses elevation, and the highest peaks in this section of the mountain range are in the south, rising dramatically above the Inland Empire cities of Claremont, Upland and Rancho Cucamonga.
It is in the Pomona Valley, at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Rancho Cucamonga, California

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East of San Antonio Canyon, the range gradually loses elevation, and the highest peaks in this section of the mountain range are in the south, rising dramatically above the Inland Empire cities of Claremont, Upland and Rancho Cucamonga.
Rancho Cucamonga is a city of about 177,000 residents located just south of the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and Angeles National Forest in San Bernardino County, California, United States.

Los Angeles River

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South of the gorge are the southern "foothills" of the mountains, which rise abruptly 4,000 ft above the Los Angeles Basin and give rise to the Arroyo Seco, a tributary of the Los Angeles River.
Paralleling U.S. Highway 101 briefly, it then veers southeast, away from the highway, and receives from the left the Tujunga Wash, one of its largest tributaries, which flows southwest and south from the Angeles National Forest in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Upland, California

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East of San Antonio Canyon, the range gradually loses elevation, and the highest peaks in this section of the mountain range are in the south, rising dramatically above the Inland Empire cities of Claremont, Upland and Rancho Cucamonga.
It was incorporated on May 15, 1906, after previously being named North Ontario. Upland is located at the foot of the highest part of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Big Tujunga Dam

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Towering over Big Tujunga Canyon north of Big Tujunga Reservoir is Mount Gleason, which at 6,502 ft, is the highest in this region of the San Gabriels.
Big Tujunga Dam is a 244 ft-high concrete arch dam in Los Angeles County, California, spanning Big Tujunga Canyon northeast of Sunland, in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Cucamonga Peak

However, there are still several notable peaks in this region, including Telegraph Peak, at 8,985 ft, Cucamonga Peak, at 8,859 ft, and Ontario Peak, rising 8,693 ft. Lytle Creek, flowing generally southeast, drains most of the extreme eastern San Gabriels.
Cucamonga Peak, at 8862 ft is one of the highest peaks of the San Gabriel Mountains, and is located in San Bernardino County, California.

Telegraph Peak (California)

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However, there are still several notable peaks in this region, including Telegraph Peak, at 8,985 ft, Cucamonga Peak, at 8,859 ft, and Ontario Peak, rising 8,693 ft. Lytle Creek, flowing generally southeast, drains most of the extreme eastern San Gabriels.
Telegraph Peak, is a peak of the San Gabriel Mountains, in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and San Bernardino County, California.