Samiksha Jaiswal

El Yunque (Puerto Rico)

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Parent range  Sierra de Luquillo
Elevation  1,055 m
Easiest route  Hike
Mountain range  Luquillo Mountains (P.R.)
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Similar  Cerro de Punta, Monte Guilarte, Tres Picachos, Cerro Maravilla, Mud volcanoes in Azerba

Pico El Yunque or El Yunque Peak is a mountain that is located fully within the boundaries of the El Yunque National Forest, part of the U.S. Forest Service, which is the only tropical rainforest that belongs to the U.S. Forest Service. The peak itself is one of the highest in Puerto Rico, standing at 1,080 meters (3543 feet) above sea level. The peak is nearly always covered in thin mist and, due to its high humidity, a quick shower develops during some afternoons.

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Map of El Yunque, R%C3%ADo Grande 00745, Puerto Rico

Its name is Spanish for "The Anvil".

Neighboring Peaks

  • Cerro de Punta (1,338 m 4,390 ft)
  • Toro Negro (1,074 m 3533 ft)
  • Pico Del Oeste (1,056m (3,446 ft)
  • El Cacique (1,020m 3,346 ft)
  • Mount Briton (937m 3,075 ft)
  • La Mina de Pantalones (931m 3,055 ft)
  • Climate

    Classified as having a tropical monsoon climate which is rare, and tends to see less variance in temperatures during the course of the year than a tropical savanna climate. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Am" (Tropical Monsoon Climate). Area receives over 100 inches of rainfall every year.

    References

    El Yunque (Puerto Rico) Wikipedia


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