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Black Mountain in Carefree, Arizona, looking north.

   Black Mountain (elevation 3398 feet, 1036 meters) rises a mile (.6km) or so behind some homes in the immediate foreground.  Perhaps nowhere else in the Valley displays such strong contrast between rocks (on the left) and (on the right) as well.  The town of Carefree is to the right of the mountain, as is The Boulders Resort.  The older community of Cave Creek, with its bars, restaurants, and night spots is behind this peak, on its north side.
 
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  There are 7 views in this sequence -- this is view #1.

  Within the sequence are some views of The Boulders Resort in Carefree, Arizona. You can even see a real close -up of the granite behind its luxurious main lodge!

  And you can stand on top of Black Mountain, and see Phoenix in the distance.

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