King's Peak Additions and Corrections
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|Bubba Suess||Incorrect Name|
|The USGS map lists the peak as King Peak, not King's Peak.|
|Posted Feb 6, 2009 2:50 am|
|Bubba Suess||I am an idiot.|
|I missed the whole section on the etymology of the name. That is my bad. However, you might want to add the other names to the Query Name so it will come up when people search the other names. Not trying to be a pest...|
|Posted Feb 9, 2009 11:54 am|
|nwprrnut||The Lost Coast|
|A couple of comments:|
1. The term "PCH" refers to Highway One all right but only in and out of Los Angeles, some 600 mi. to the south. Its northern extent is Oxnard, about 75 mi no. of L.A. We in the northern part of CA highly eschew L.A. affectations!
2) There are three major seismic factors characterizing the Lost Coast rather than two: the Cascadia Subduction zone stretching down from the Canadian border. Its LC terminus coincides latitudinally with the southmost of the Cascade peaks - Lassen Peak. Secondly, the Mendocino Fracture runs east/west and pierces the aforementioned.
Thirdly and most dramatically - the Lost Coast marks the northern end of California's notorious San Andreas Fault.
These three factors give the King Range its breathtaking presence.
King's Peak is said to be the highest shoreline peak in the "lower 48" states but has been challanged by Cone Peak, a few hundred miles south on the Big Sur Coast - some 1000' higher!
|Posted May 11, 2013 10:59 pm|
|Diggler||Re: The Lost Coast|
|Thanks for the seismic factor additions; can you further any other sources (online or otherwise) that further describe these phenomena?|
|Posted May 15, 2013 3:33 pm|