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North Mountain, from Lookout Mountain, in Phoenix, Arizona, looking SW.

   Looking southwest at North Mountain (elevation 2104 feet, 641 meters) from Lookout Mountain.  The Sierra Estrella range forms the skyline in the distance behind.  Both sets of mountains are made of rocks, remnants of massive ranges that existed in this part of the world almost 2 billion years ago.  Those old mountains are entirely gone -- their make-up is now the "building blocks" of these younger peaks.
   The Pointe Hilton at Tapatio Cliffs is located near the head of the small valley near the center of the photo, near where 7th Street cuts through the mountain to the south.  You can look back from North Mountain's summit to where this picture was taken, for the reverse view.
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   See the GeoHistory page if you want to know more about why the landscape looks the way it does, or return to the map of "The Rocks of the Valley of the Sun" for more view locations.
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   This is the first view in a sequence of 5 scenes.
  From North Mountain you can look out in 4 different directions, and get a good idea of what the landscape around Phoenix, Arizona looks like.  It is practically in the middle of town.

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