Key's View is located on the crest of the Little San Bernardino Mountains, The southwest side of the ridge (shown in the photos below) drops nearly a mile in elevation into the Coachella Valley. The San Andreas Fault, stretching 700 miles from the Gulf of California to the Mendocino Coast north of San Francisco, runs through the valley. On rare clear days, one can see the Salton Sea and all the way to Mexico. However, pollution is now common, as it was on the day we were there, and these views are usually obscured.
I retired from the University of Arizona, where I coordinated distance learning. New enthusiasms include learning about digital photography and photoprocessing, archaeology, theatre, and observing the natural world around me.