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Old 01-10-2008, 08:22 AM
 
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This is very tough for me. Of course I prefer Manhatten as a place to visit. But if I had the choice of living in NY or West LA (or coastal LA?) I'd choose LA b/c of the weather and proximity to outdoor activities. NY definitely has more character though.

 
Old 01-10-2008, 08:23 AM
 
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You call that a mountain!?! That thing is barely an ant hill
I agree that isn't a a mountain and no self respecting west coaster would call it a mountain. Of course on the East Coast they would probably view it as an alpine mountain.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I agree that isn't a a mountain and no self respecting west coaster would call it a mountain. Of course on the East Coast they would probably view it as an alpine mountain.
Apparently you dont know the east coast very well. The guy who said that is from Maine, where the mountains are definitely mountains and alot bigger than the ones in the L.A. pic.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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You call that a mountain!?! That thing is barely an ant hill
Well, if you're serious, the highest peak on the mountain in the photo is 3,748. Technically speaking, a "mountain" is considered to be any range of which the highest point is 3,000 feet or more.

Also, the nearby San Gabriel mountain range has peaks over 7,000 feet.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I agree that isn't a a mountain and no self respecting west coaster would call it a mountain. Of course on the East Coast they would probably view it as an alpine mountain.
It's high enough to have snow on the upper elevations several times a year.
And it's a lot bigger than the "mountains" around New York City (there are none, of course).
And, best of all, it's ony about 3 miles from my house!
 
Old 01-10-2008, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Apparently you dont know the east coast very well. The guy who said that is from Maine, where the mountains are definitely mountains and alot bigger than the ones in the L.A. pic.
Maine?
The highest mountain in Maine is Mt. Katahdin at 5,267 feet.
Mt. Wilson, which can be seen in many Los Angeles postscard photos in the distance behind downtown L.A. is 5,710 feet. And there are many more peaks much higher than that in Los Angeles county.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 05:01 PM
 
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LA has some very tall peaks. Here are the tallest in each range.
Sandstone Peak in background:3,111ft (Santa Monica Mtns.)
http://www.cnsm.csulb.edu/departments/geology/people/bperry/GrantPhotos/Coastal1Mar05/263PtMuguToSandstonePkMar05L.jpg (broken link)

Oat Mountain is tallest in Santa Susana: 3,747ft

Mount San Antonio a.k.a-Mt. Baldy (San Gabriel Mnts.) 10,064 (only 6,224 is visible because the location where it rises is already above sea level)


Burnt Peak, Sierra Pelona Mnts. ( 5,788 ft)

Verdugo Peak, Verdugo Mnts. (3,126 ft)


Hines Peak, Topa Topa Mnts. (6,716 ft)
http://www.discoverojai.com/images_2006/Photo_Gallery/topa_topa_snow.jpg (broken link)

Mount Pinos, San Emigdio Mnts. (8, 831 ft)


The highest peak in all of NY state is only 5k something ft. LA definitely is better than NYC in terms of varied climate, lifestyle, and geography/terrain.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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LA has some very tall peaks. Here are the tallest in each range.

The highest peak in all of NY state is only 5k something ft. LA definitely is better than NYC in terms of varied climate, lifestyle, and geography/terrain.
Thanks for the pics. I didn't realize that Sandstone Peak is that close to the ocean.

Yes, I certainly like the hilly and mountainous terrain out here. It makes it a little hard to bicycle sometimes, but the views are great!
 
Old 01-11-2008, 01:06 AM
 
Location: sacramento ca./sun valley ca.
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what else i don't like about los angeles every year so.cal has all dem nasty fire storms......
 
Old 01-11-2008, 01:09 AM
 
Location: sacramento ca./sun valley ca.
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