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Old 08-08-2016, 11:27 PM
 
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I was going to do one for LA, but...it's the same.
LA is a little closer at 81 miles.
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Old 08-09-2016, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I tried looking this up myself to see the highest peak within 100 miles of Phoenix, but Im not sure its right. It shows Four Peaks at 7,500', but I believe there are higher points. Hopefully someone with some more knowhow can chime in.
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Old 08-09-2016, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I tried looking this up myself to see the highest peak within 100 miles of Phoenix, but Im not sure its right. It shows Four Peaks at 7,500', but I believe there are higher points. Hopefully someone with some more knowhow can chime in.
I already did Phoenix a few posts ago, Pinal Peak is just under 100 miles from Phoenix and is around 8,000ft
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Old 08-09-2016, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Miami - Sea level to almost sea level.
Isn't there a highway overpass you could list as the highpoint?
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Old 08-09-2016, 02:57 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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For Philly it looks like about 3,500 to 4,000 feet within 100 miles by Jim Thorpe PA in the Poconos. Low point is sea level or 0
The highest point in Pennsylvania is Mount Davis, 3213 feet, but that looks a lot closer to Pittsburgh then Philadelphia.

Here is the Pennsylvania high points for each county. The problem is trying to figure out which ones are within 100 miles of Philadelphia. Then you have to realize that the Philadelphia 100 mile high point may actually be in Maryland, West Virginia or Virginia!

Pennsylvania County High Points - Peakbagger.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Davis_(Pennsylvania) (highest point in the Commonwealth)
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Old 08-09-2016, 03:01 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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SAN DIEGO

Low point: sea level (0 ft)

Highest point: San Gorgonio Mountain (11,503', 97 miles away)

Delta: 11,503'
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I was going to do one for LA, but...it's the same.
I sense a war over a mountain just round the corner! But since this is southern California it will probably be settled in a surfing contest down by the shore.
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Old 08-09-2016, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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For Philly it looks like about 3,500 to 4,000 feet within 100 miles by Jim Thorpe PA in the Poconos. Low point is sea level or 0
No way. The Poconos are tiny even compared to eastern mountains. The highest mountain in the Poconos is 2,130 ft.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocono_Mountains





As for Pittsburgh, its Mount Porte Crayon at 4,770 ft elevation. The elevation in the city is about 700, for a total raise of 4,070 feet. Not bad for a major eastern city

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Porte_Crayon

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Old 08-09-2016, 07:53 PM
 
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Phoenix

Lowest point: approx 500ft above sea level
Gila River bed west of Gila Bend

Highest point: approx 8,000ft above sea level
Pinal Peak near Globe
Isn't Phoenix about 1,000 feet?
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Old 08-09-2016, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Isn't Phoenix about 1,000 feet?
Sky Harbor Airport (which is near downtown) has an official elevation of 1,107 ft. Within the metro area, the valley floor avgs 1,000 ft in the south to 2,000 ft in the northern suburbs like Anthem. The lowest elevation in the metro is where the Gila River crosses AZ 85 in Buckeye (714ft above sea level) and the highest elevation is approx 3,800ft in the foothills of far north Scottsdale where it borders Tonto National Forest
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Old 08-10-2016, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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Moore's Knob (2,579 ft) in Hanging Rock State Park, in the foothills of NC, is just barely under 100 miles from Durham, NC. It's more than 100 miles from Raleigh but if you count distance to anywhere in the whole metro, that's probably the tallest.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sanna82/4088263608/
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