Coast Ranges


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Coast Ranges,

series of mountain ranges along the Pacific coast of North America, extending from SE Alaska to Baja California; from 2,000 to 20,000 ft (610–6,100 m) high. The ranges include the St. Elias Mts. in SE Alaska and SW Yukon, which have the highest elevations; a partially submerged portion that forms the islands off the coast of SE Alaska and British Columbia; the Olympic Mts. in Washington; the Coast Ranges in Oregon; the Klamath Mts., Coast Ranges, and Los Angeles Ranges in California; and the Peninsular Range in Baja California. The Coast Ranges are rugged, geologically young mountains formed by faulting and folding and are composed mainly of granitic rock; the northern third is glaciated. N of San Francisco the ranges are humid and thickly forested; the southern parts are dry and covered with brush and grass. Lumbering, mining, and tourism are important.
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Lower elevations in the state's northwestern sector and the eastern slopes of the Coast Range also could see some flurries of snow, the weather service forecasted.
The Marine Corps could perform amphibious landings on the Gulf Coast ranges, like they do at Vieques, even though it would be on a "very limited basis," with no live fire, said Roswell.
The Gulf Coast ranges include the Pensacola Naval Air Station, the Navy's Coastal Systems Station, Eglin and Tyndall Air Force bases and the Army's Fort Rucker.
Another inconsiderate part of the trail - ``where the Coast Ranges, the Tehachapis and the San Gabriels all meld together in a wrinkled jumble,'' Robinson writes - is that there really isn't a top.
rigida) is native to dry chaparral areas in the Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevada.
The property is situated in the coast ranges of Chile, and is accessible year round via excellent paved and gravel roads.
Fares for flights from Birmingham to the Gulf Coast ranges from $129 to $249 each way with flights to Gulf Shores, Destin and Panama City.
The great eastern forest, where many of the aborigines lived, comprised four-fifths of the forested land in what we now call the lower 48, with the remaining one-fifth in the Rockies, the Sierra-Cascades, the Coast ranges, and other western mountains.