Mountains

Some articles on mountains:

Tourism In Russia - Resorts and Nature Tourism
... The mountains of the Northern Caucasus contain many other popular ski resorts, like Dombay in Karachay–Cherkessia ... waters and is surrounded by taiga-covered mountains ... and granite rocks, Altai with its snowy mountains and Tyva with its wild steppes ...
Victory Mountains
... The Victory Mountains (72°40′S 168°00′E / 72.667°S 168°E / -72.667 168) is a major group of mountains in Victoria Land, Antarctica, about 160 ... The division between these mountains and the Concord Mountains (to the NW) is less precise but apparently lies in the vicinity of Thomson Peak ... A Ross Sea aspect of the mountains was first obtained by early British expeditions of Ross, Borchgrevink, Scott and Shackleton ...
Ikata, Ehime - Culture - Etymology of Name
... Ika can be found in the names of places surrounded by mountains or located in foothills ta can mean "land" ... Ikata could therefore be "a place by the mountains" ... In the Ainu language, ika means "to pass through the mountains and cross the land" ...
Bryson City, North Carolina - Geography
... of the Tuckasegee River, which flows westward from its source in the mountains to the east, and Deep Creek, which flows south from its source near Newfound Gap in the Great Smoky Mountains ... The town is surrounded on all sides by mountains ... The Great Smoky Mountains rise to the north, the Cowee Mountains rise to the south, and the Plott Balsams rise to the east ...
Las Cruces, New Mexico - Geography
... Las Cruces is the center of the Organ Caldera, the Doña Ana Mountains and the Organ Mountains are its margins ... slopes of the nearby Organ and Robledo Mountains, where grasses and assorted shrubs and cacti dominate large areas of this mostly rangeland as well as the occasional large-lot ... serve as wildlife corridors between Las Cruces' urban areas and adjacent deserts or mountains ...

Famous quotes containing the word mountains:

    The whole world is an omen and a sign. Why look so wistfully in a corner? Man is the Image of God. Why run after a ghost or a dream? The voice of divination resounds everywhere and runs to waste unheard, unregarded, as the mountains echo with the bleatings of cattle.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Have We not made the earth as a cradle and the mountains as pegs? And We created you in pairs, and We appointed your sleep for a rest; and We appointed night for a garment, and We appointed day for a livelihood. And We have built above you seven strong ones, and We appointed a blazing lamp and have sent down out of the rain-clouds water cascading that We may bring forth thereby grain and plants, and gardens luxuriant.
    —Qur’An. “The Tiding,” 78:6-16, trans. by Arthur J. Arberry (1955)

    Without mountains one wouldn’t see the plains.
    Chinese proverb.