Up on Bishop Peak, one in the chain of the volcanic Nine Sisters that form an arc out to Moro Bay in the Pacific, above San Luis Obispo in Oak country, looking toward Cerro San Luis sometime locally called Madonna Mountain. These are remnants, the plugs of former vents. As the more level land forms of California are largely dominated by agriculture and residential development it is hillsides and the more rugged terrain of mountains and ridges that offer ever decreasing bits of land in the valleys and coastal areas for the more threatened Oaks and Manzanitas many of which are under threat.


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