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Some articles on mountains:

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 ... part between the edges of Las Cruces and the lower slopes of the nearby Organ and Robledo Mountains, where grasses and assorted shrubs and cacti dominate large ... urban areas and adjacent deserts or mountains ...
Bryson City, North Carolina - Geography
... 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 ...
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 ... 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" ...
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 ... with its many lakes and granite rocks, Altai with its snowy mountains and Tyva with its wild steppes ...

Famous quotes containing the word mountains:

    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, ed. Arthur J. Arberry (1955)

    In the mountains the shortest route is from peak to peak, but for that you must have long legs. Aphorisms should be peaks: and those to whom they are spoken should be big and tall of stature.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The supreme, the merciless, the destroyer of opposition, the exalted King, the shepherd, the protector of the quarters of the world, the King the word of whose mouth destroys mountains and seas, who by his lordly attack has forced mighty and merciless Kings from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same to acknowledge one supremacy.
    Ashurnasirpal II (r. 883–59 B.C.)