Mountains

Some articles on mountains:

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 ...
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" ...
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 kilometres (99 mi ... 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 ...
Tourism In Russia - Resorts and Nature Tourism
... The mountains of the Northern Caucasus contain many other popular ski resorts, like Dombay in Karachay–Cherkessia ... oldest and deepest in the world, has crystal-clean waters and is surrounded by taiga-covered mountains ... Karelia with its many lakes and granite rocks, Altai with its snowy mountains and Tyva with its wild steppes ...
Las Cruces, New Mexico - Geography
... of the Organ Caldera, the Doña Ana Mountains and the Organ Mountains are its margins ... of Las Cruces and the lower slopes of the nearby Organ and Robledo Mountains, where grasses and assorted shrubs and cacti dominate large areas of this ... and they serve as wildlife corridors between Las Cruces' urban areas and adjacent deserts or mountains ...

Famous quotes containing the word mountains:

    In the mountains there are thousand-year-old trees, but in the towns there are hardly any hundred-year-old people.
    Chinese proverb.

    Fogs and clouds which conceal the overshadowing mountains lend the breadth of the plains to mountain vales. Even the small-featured country acquires some grandeur in stormy weather when clouds are seen drifting between the beholder and the neighboring hills.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    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)