By Danny, Kagkanin, Ashley, Suri, Hayley, Benjamin, and Jonathan
The California Mountain Region takes up about half of California. It has two mountain ranges, the Cascade Range and the Sierra Nevada Range. California mountain ranges were formed millions of years ago by earthquakes, volcanoes, and glaciers.
The coastal side of the mountain region is moist, cool, and foggy. On the eastern side the temperatures are higher and have less precipitation. The southern mountains are not that high so they don't get as much snowfall. The highest regions have snow all year round, but it usually only snows in the winter.
Lake Tahoe is in the Sierra Nevada's and is 22 miles wide and 72 miles around.
Mount Whitney is in the Sequoia National Park and is the highest mountain, not counting Alaska.
Yosemite National Park is also in the Sierra Nevada mountains. It is the size of Rhode Island.
The Sierra Nevada range is about 500 miles long and 70 miles wide.
-Mount Whitney is the highest peak in the continuous United States. It is 14,495 feet above sea level. It was first called Fisherman's Peak because it was first climbed by a bunch of fisherman.
-In the Cascade Range there are only 2 volcanoes. The volcanoes are called Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen.
- Three major national parks are in this region, Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, and Sequoia National Park.
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