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Old 08-08-2016, 05:59 PM
 
Location: New York, N.Y.
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Every other topic has been done a thousand times to death so why the hell not. Just a fun geographic comparison of cities based on altitude and altitude gain. So the three metrics for the discussion are as follows.

City low point
High point within 100 mile radius and actual distance (close enough for a day trip/hike)
The delta of the two

For NYC

Low point: sea level (0 feet)
High point: Slide Mountain (4,180 feet; 80 miles from midtown Manhattan as the crow flies)
Delta: 4,180 feet

Post pics if possible!
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Old 08-08-2016, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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DENVER

Lowest elevation of the city proper - 5130'

Highest point within 100mi - Mt. Lincoln - 14,286' (94 mi)

Delta - 9156'

Mount Elbert (14,433') is within 100 nautical miles of Denver, but it's 116 miles by car.

Highest altitude within a 100 mile radius-20160727_130854-1.jpg
Four 14ers. L to R - Mt. Bross, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Cameron, and Mt. Democrat from Quandary Peak (14,265').

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Old 08-08-2016, 06:39 PM
 
Location: The City
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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
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Old 08-08-2016, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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SEATTLE

Low Point: sea level (0 ft)
High Point: Mt. Rainier (14,416 ft; 58 mi as the crow flies)
Delta: 14,416 ft

http://m9.i.pbase.com/o6/96/635896/1...nea_ilview.jpg


TACOMA

everything is the same except its 43 mi as the crow flies
http://northtacoma.net/photo/6539.jpg

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Old 08-08-2016, 07:35 PM
 
Location: New York, N.Y.
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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
Eh? The high point in PA is 3200 feet and like 250 miles away from Philly.
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:54 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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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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Old 08-08-2016, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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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'
I was going to do one for LA, but...it's the same.
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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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
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:47 PM
 
Location: The City
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Eh? The high point in PA is 3200 feet and like 250 miles away from Philly.
Actually read the color wrong on the map. Looks then to be closed to 2500 feet. Not sure if any mountains on the eastern side of PA go over 3k
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:55 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Miami - Sea level to almost sea level.
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