"A cliff-ringed mesa five miles north of downtown Spokane, and 500 feet higher, "Five Mile" is one of Spokane's newer residential areas. Homes here tend to be expensive due to the views. The mesa's north and west slopes remain wild and forested." Wiki I like this shot because it shows the enormous depth of the basalt flow that covers most of the Spokane area. I plan to post more pictures showing how this basalt has made building very difficult.