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Old 10-13-2010, 04:45 PM
 
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I think if im right Flagstaff, Az is the highest city in the US with over 50,000 people. BUt this tread is 500,000.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Back in the Southland
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Besides - you don't wake up every morning and say -"what elevation am I?".
You don't? I remind myself every morning that I'm exactly at 5554 feet.
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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Not long ago i lived at 1020' as opposed to 840 or so where I am now. I wish i could say it was noticeably less humid (as Atlanta is supposed to be), but it wasn't. One day, though, there was snow on my little ridgetop while none at all fell at the bottom of the hill - 900' elevation.

I thought that was the coolest thing.

Of course I am used to looking out at the Smokies and seeing a snow line at 4-5000' elevation, so I'm aware of the concept, just not so close to home.
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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If you like high altitudes large cities in places like Bolivia or Peru have America beat hands down. Take the Bolivian capital La Paz which ranges between 11,000 to 13,000 ft. I spent a nice summer in a city called Cochabamba which is only 8,500 ft Even at that altitude one gets winded walking about one or two city block. The highest I have been not being in a airliner was near Cochabamba where the Alitiplano begins this place was a 13,500 ft. If you get any higher breathable oxygen is is advised and you get a little light headed walking 10-20 paces. So I would be a poor mountaineer. 13,500 ft beats almost everywhere in the lower 48 states with the acception of Mount Whitney .
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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So I would be a poor mountaineer. 13,500 ft beats almost everywhere in the lower 48 states with the acception of Mount Whitney .
Ummm:List of Colorado fourteeners - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (among others).

There's a visitor center/restaurant at the top of Pikes Peak.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I think if im right Flagstaff, Az is the highest city in the US with over 50,000 people. BUt this tread is 500,000.
Santa Fe is about the same elevation, ~7,000 ft. (actually a bit higher if I'm not mistaken, I have a friend who lives in Santa Fe at 8,000 ft but they are a couple of miles up a road in a canyon) but it also is under 100,000 unless you count a few nearby communities.
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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Santa Fe is about the same elevation, ~7,000 ft. (actually a bit higher if I'm not mistaken, I have a friend who lives in Santa Fe at 8,000 ft but they are a couple of miles up a road in a canyon) but it also is under 100,000 unless you count a few nearby communities.
Yeh it is a little higher but Flagstaff is more of a mountain town gets a lot more snow etc. And there are surrounding areas of towns near 8,000ft also.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:27 PM
 
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Out of the top ten major cities, Atlanta has the highest elevation. Phoenix and Denver are 12 and 21 population wise. Atlanta is the highest elevated metro area over 5 Million people. Denver has 2.5M and Phoenix is 4.4M but the elevation in Phoenix' elevation is only 106 ft. higher than Atlanta.

Of the truly major cities (top 20 metro areas) Phoenix is first, Atlanta Is second. If you count the top 25 metro areas, Denver is first, followed by Pittsburgh, Phoenix and Atlanta.
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