Twin Peaks (San Francisco, California)

Twin Peaks (San Francisco, California)

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Twin Peaks (San Francisco, California)

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The Twin Peaks are two hills with an elevation of about situated at the geographic center of San Francisco, California. They form the second-highest point in San Francisco, after Mount Davidson.San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (2006). It is one of San Francisco's 44 hills, and one of its original "Seven Hills." section 6.8 of Retrieved April 21, 2007.

Location and climate

The two peaks have a north-south orientation and are divided by Twin Peaks Boulevard, which is the only road leading up to the summit. Twin Peaks also form a prominent divider for the summer coastal fog pushed in from the Pacific Ocean. Due to this particular geographical condition, their west-facing slopes generally receive substantial fog and strong winds, while the east-facing slopes usually receive more sun and warmth.

History

Before the arrival of the Europeans, the native Ohlone people may have used Twin Peaksas a lookout or hunting ground. sfgov.org When the Spanish conquistadors and settlers arrived at the...
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