This is the south approach to Reiley Peak. Even at the higher elevations in this mountain range, the south-facing slopes are mostly shrubs, cacti, and scattered oaks. Photo by Scott Surgent at www.surgent.net.
High Point: Reiley Peak, 7,631 feet
Elevation Change from Base: 3,131 feet
Vegetation at Highest Elevations: Pine and oak-pine forests
The Winchester Mountains are a small range about 15 miles long that forms a southern extension of the much larger Galiuro Mountains to the northwest. Except for pine forests on a few north-facing slopes, the vegetation is mostly open evergreen oak woodlands and scrub-grasslands.
- Lupinus lemmonii
- Penstemon discolor