Palomar Mountain Range
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|Palomar Mountain Range|
|Elevation||6,140 ft (1,870 m)|
The peaks are about 3,000 to 6,000 feet (914 to 1,829 m) above sea level, and include:
- 'High Point' being the pinnacle of the range at 6,140 feet (1,871 m).
- Birch Hill (5,710 ft or 1,740 m)
- Boucher Hill (5,436 ft or 1,657 m).
- Palomar Mountain
The upper elevations of the Palomar Mountain Range have notably different habitats than its lower elevation foothills. The lower regions are in the California montane chaparral and woodlands sub-ecoregion, adapted to the xeric/dry Mediterranean climate with chaparral and woodlands flora. The higher regions are in the California mixed evergreen forest sub-ecoregion, with California black oaks, closed-cone pines, firs, and other California oaks and conifers. Higher elevations receive considerably more moisture than the coastal and inland valley lower slopes, with 30–60 in (76–152 cm) of precipitation. They can also receive snow from winter storms.
- Palomar Observatory
- Palomar Mountain State Park
The Palomar Mountain State Park protects much of the range's native plant and animal habitat that is located on Palomar Mountain. It also provides recreation activities, such as hiking and camping. The higher areas in the park serve as a cooler natural retreat from the hot summers of Southern California.
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- "Subsection M262Bo - Palomar - Cuyamaca Peak". USDA, Forest Service. Retrieved 2007-08-16.
- "Bailey's Palomar Resort". Retrieved 2007-08-16.
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