Places of the Borrego Desert: Views of the Santa Rosa Mountains
See the topo map view of the ridgeline of the Santa Rosa Mountains for the features that are identified on the topo map, some of which are identified in the photos below. Most of the features are elevations of peaks, such as Peak 5853, at an elevation of 5853 feet.
Toro Peak to just west of Rabbit Peak from Borrego Springs
Bill Sullivan took the following photo of Coyote Mountain and the western portion of the Santa Rosa Mountains on 1 May 2005 from Palm Canyon Drive near the school in Borrego Springs. Below his photo I've placed the elevation profile of the ridgeline of this portion of the Santa Rosa Mountains, and indicated which features line up.
See also the picture and elevation profile without the feature identification.
Toro Peak to Villager Peak from Clark Lake
The following panorama was constructed from four photographs taken from the southeast edge of Clark Lake on 12 December 2008, which were put together by Autostitch:
In the labeled panorama, the elevation profile of the ridgeline of the Santa Rosa Mountains must be distorted to match the camera view, since the actual ridgeline is not exactly perpendicular to the camera view. Thus, for example, Rabbit Peak (6623 feet) appears lower than Villager Peak (5756 feet) in the panorama because it is at distance of 7 miles, versus 5 miles for Villager Peak. The distortion to fit the elevation profile to the panorama is exactly as expected. The ridge on the right is very close to the camera, and so gets "spread out" in the panorama. The ridge to the left of Rabbit Peak is farther from the camera, and so gets "condensed".
See also the panorama without the feature identification.
For more detailed views of the Santa Rosa Mountains from Clark Valley, see Clark Valley.
For a view of the Borrego Springs area from the Santa Rosa Mountains, see Places of the Santa Rosa Mountains: Views From Santa Rosa Peak and Places of the Santa Rosa Mountains: Views From Toro Peak.
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Updated 22 July 2009.