Ridge Route – Liebre Summit and Granite Gate

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Ridge Route – Liebre Summit and Granite Gate

View southerly from Liebre Summit in August 1915.
View southerly from Liebre Summit in August 1915.

Liebre Summit was the highest point on the Ridge Route at about 4240′, even higher than Tejon Pass. The extra elevation, combined with the grades, was one of the many reasons this alignment was completely bypassed instead of being upgraded.

Near Liebre Summit looking toward Frazier Mountain.
Near Liebre Summit looking toward Frazier Mountain.
Heading north from Liebre Summit.
Heading north from Liebre Summit.

South of Liebre Summit, a feature known as Granite Gate appears. It was just a small section of the mountain that was left behind when the roadway was first cut through here.

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