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April 24, 1863: San Emigdio Canyon

April 24, 2013

Wind Wolves 13

San Emigdio Mountains from San Emigdio Canyon; by Tom Hilton, on Flickr


[Today] we went up the canyon again to further examine the region. The higher mountains are of granite; outside are sandstones, lying in thick strata highly elevated, standing at a high angle. Some of these strata rise in steep, bare ridges, thrust up as it were 1,500 to 2,000 feet above the canyon, or 4,000 to 5,000 feet above the sea, forming grand but peculiar features in the landscape.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 24, 2013 9:54 am

    I’ve got another GigaPan that nicely complements today’s entry: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/117385 Clear day view to the north and east from the head of San Emigdio Canyon. You can zoom in to see the folded strata to which Brewer refers.

  2. William H. Brewer permalink*
    April 24, 2013 10:17 am

    Wow again! Yes, excellent view of the folded strata. Amazing clarity–I can almost pick out my campsite in the Wind Wolves campground. Thanks for posting this!

  3. denali permalink
    August 15, 2013 8:59 pm

    I REMEMBER WORKING ON THIS RANCH IN 1972 & 73, I SAW AN ARTICLE TODAY IN THE SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE PUBLICATION ABOUT HUNTING ON THE TEJON RANCH THE EASTERN NEIGHBOR TO THE SAN EMIGDIO, WE HARVESTED SOME FINE EATING DEER THERE

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