Double Mountain (California)


Double Mountain (California)
Double Mountain

Tehachapi Mountain, Double Mountain and Covington Mountain
Elevation 7,993 ft (2,436 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 3,821 ft (1,165 m) [2]
Location
Location Kern County, California, USA
Range Tehachapi Mountains
Coordinates 35°02′00″N 118°29′12″W / 35.033251128°N 118.486727003°W / 35.033251128; -118.486727003Coordinates: 35°02′00″N 118°29′12″W / 35.033251128°N 118.486727003°W / 35.033251128; -118.486727003 [1]
Topo map USGS Tehachapi South

Double Mountain is the highest point in the Tehachapi Mountains of California. It has two summits of nearly the same elevation. It is south of the town of Tehachapi, Highway 58 and Tehachapi Pass.[2][3] Due to its elevation, the mountain receives snowfall during the winter.[4]

Natural history

South of Double Mountain the Tehachapi Range has a large rounded crest, whose eastern flank is quite steep.[5] This crest is the southern terminus of the range of the hybrid Alvord oak, Quercus × alvordiana.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Double". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ds_mark.prl?PidBox=FU3369. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Double Mountain, California". Peakbagger.com. http://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=2905. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  3. ^ USGS. Tehachapi quadrangle, California (Map). 1:62500, 30x60 Minute Topographic. http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=35.033251,-118.486727&z=11&t=T. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  4. ^ "Subsection M261Es - Tehachapi - Piute Mountains". USDA, Forest Service. http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/projects/ecoregions/m261es.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  5. ^ Twisselmann, Ernest C. (1967). A flora of Kern County, California. University of San Francisco. OCLC 678356. 
  6. ^ Hogan, PhD, C. Michael; ed. N. Stromberg (2008). "Blue Oak: Quercus douglasii". GlobalTwitcher.com. http://globaltwitcher.auderis.se/artspec_information.asp?thingid=85046. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 

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