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Mountains Around Tucson, Arizona, USA

32.2N 110.9W

October 4th, 2011 Category: Mountains

USA - October 3rd, 2011

This orthorectified image shows mountains near Tucson, Arizona, in southwestern USA. The Tucson skyline is dominated by mountains in every direction. Close to the city are the Santa Catalina Mountains to the north, the Rincon Mountains to the east, and the Tucson Mountains, closest of all, on the west side.

Farther from the city proper, but still commanding the southern sky are the Santa Rita Mountains. And farthest of all, generally not visible from most of the city, are the Tortolita Mountain Range to the northwest. The highest point in the area is Mount Wrightson found in the Santa Rita Mountains at 9,453 feet (2,881 m) above sea level. Mount Lemmon is popularly thought to be higher, looming much closer over the city, but misses Mt. Wrightson’s peak by 297 feet (91 m).

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