Cerro La Santa, Puerto Rico

Prominence: 13 m, 43 ft

Elevation: 903 meters, 2963 feet

True Isolation: 28.7 km, 17.83 mi
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)18° 6' 48'' N, 66° 3' 9'' W
18.113336, -66.052531 (Dec Deg)
811939 E 2005221 N, Zone 19 (UTM)
CountryPuerto Rico
State/ProvinceSan Lorenzo
Cayey (Highest Point)

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     Puerto Rico Municipio High Points (Rank #20)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 8
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Selected Trip Reports:
     2013-11-21 by William Musser
     2016-03-03 by David Darby
     2021-01-07 by Cooper Eitel

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Located in the Bosque Estatal de Carite (Carite State Forest), this peak is the tallest mountain in the State Forest and is likely the County HP for at least one County. This peak straddles and area that has 5 counties (Municipalities) come in close proximity. The peak separates Caguas, San lorenzo, and Cayey but is nearly touching Guayama and Patillas. The maintenacne road along touches 4 counties. The internet claims that the highest peak is the one shown although the USGS does not give spot elevations of the other 4 candidate peaks on the top of this mountain so most assume that the 903 meter elevation shown is the true highpoint. The true HP appears on the ground to be in the road by the final tower where the three counties come together.

There appear to be no higher peaks in any of the nearby counties of San Lorenzo, Patillas, Guayama, Caguas or Cayey. Although Cayey has some other peaks in the near 900 m range but they are to the west nearing Las Tetas area. The is a peak bordering the counties of Orocovis, Juana Diaz, and Villalba that exceeds the 1000 m range but that peak is far to the west. A little closer is a peak near the border of three counties Orocovis, Barranquitas and Coamo which excedes 900 m ar around 940 m BUT El Toro far to the north is actually the next highest neighbor. This peak thus, would be high on the prominence and isolation ranking for the island and is a multiple county highpoint!

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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 13 m/43 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 23 m/75 ft
  Key Col: 890 m/2920 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 28.7 km/17.83 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 18.2775, -65.8425
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Canovanas High Point  (NE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Caribbean Area
Range3: Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
Drainage BasinsAtlantic-West Indies
Atlantic Ocean
IslandPuerto Rico
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by William Musser.

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