Sierra de la Laguna Mountains, Los Cabos

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thumbThe Sierra de la Laguna is a mountain range at the southern end of the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico, and is the southernmost range of the Peninsular Ranges System.It is located in La Paz Municipality and Los Cabos Municipality of southern Baja California Sur state.The "Sierra de la Laguna High Point", at 6857ft in elevation, is the highest point of the range and in Baja California Sur state.EcologyThe southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, including the Sierra de la Laguna, was formerly an island in prehistoric times. It has a distinctive flora and fauna, with many affinities to Southwestern Mexico. The Sierra is home to many endemic species and subspecies.The dry San Lucan xeric scrub ecoregion extends from the sea level at the coast to 250m in elevation. The Sierra de la Laguna dry forests ecoregion occupy lower portion of the range, from 250- in elevation.Above 800m in elevation, the dry forests transition to the Sierra de la Laguna pine-oak forests ecoregion. The composition of the pine-oak forests varies with elevation; oak woodlands predominate from 800- in elevation, with oak-pine woodlands between 1200- in elevation, transitioning to pine-oak forests above 1600m in elevation. The predominant pine is a local subspecies of Mexican Pinyon, Pinus cembroides subsp. lagunae.
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  • I met Edgardo, a local tour guide, in Santiago. He assured me I'd be able to hike up without a guide or map, and that I would find water sources on the way. I decided to take some machaca and granola ...  more »
  • My hubby and I didn't make it all the way to the falls; strenuous hike for us, but will definitely try again. Worth the effort, beautiful area! Take plenty of water and head scarves / hats for sun pro...  more »
  • I consider this hike as moderate to strenuous with beautiful views of waterfalls, rivers and boulders. Must have good balancing techniques if hiking across boulders along the river. great workout!  more »

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