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1. Start with the highest mountain in California. At nearly 15,000 feet, it is also the highest peak in the lower 48 states. It is actually in two counties: Inyo and Tulare.
2. This beautiful, usually snow-covered volcano, whose height is 14,162 feet is actually the fifth highest peak in California. It can be seen from all over the northern part of the state.
3. This highest point of Riverside County overlooks Palm Springs. A tramway will take you up 8,516 of its 10,834 feet.
4. This highest point of Los Angeles County is 10,064 feet high and is often called Mount Baldy. It also has a junior college named for it.
5. Another Los Angeles County peak may be its best known. You can drive all the way to the top (5,715 feet) and the view on clear days and nights is incredible. Radio and TV reception should be good, too.
6. This Shasta County mountain is another volcano and is famous for its lava beds and bubbling mud pools. Its peak is 10,457 feet.
7. This sinister sounding mountain is 3849 feet tall and is in Contra Costa County. It also has a junior college named for its adjacent valley.
8. Think wine as you look over the vineyards from the top of this 4,200 foot Napa County peak. The Pomo Indians called it "Sleeping Woman."
9. At 925 feet, this is the second lowest county high point in California and may be the only one within the limits of a famous city. There is a religious symbol on top.
10. This mountain overlooking Clearlake has two peaks, the west one reaching 7,056 feet. It is now a wilderness area.
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