Four Peaks Mountain Viewed from Superstition Mountain

Four Peaks Mountain Viewed from Superstition Mountain

Photograph taken from the base of Superstition Mountain looking northeast approximately twenty miles to the 7657 foot tall Four Peaks Mountain. Four Peaks is the highest elevation in Maricopa County and occasionally offers Phoenix a glimpse of snow gracing its peaks. The mountain is one of many Arizona sky islands providing an oasis of cooler wetter climates surrounded by a scorching desert. As seen in the picture, the base is typical desert that gives way to grass land and shrubs while higher up and along some sheltered slopes the thick pine forests begin. The portion near the top of the mountain contains poor soil and solid rock that is sparse with vegetation. Brown's Peak is the highest of the four.

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Four Peaks Mountain Pictures
December 26, 2009
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