Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A View of Cobb Mountain from Mt St Helena

The California Tendai Monastery is located on the southwest slope about half way up the mountain in the center of this photo. Mt St Helena was named by the first Westerners to climb  the peak,  residents of the Russian possession (1812-1842) called Fort Ross on the Pacific Coast 30 miles directly west of here. Helena was the mother of Emperor Constantine, considered a patriarch in Russian Orthodox Christianity. 

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