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Old 02-05-2009, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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I love those mountains in Denver, it still looks so brown out there. Yuck!
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Im sorry I have to defend Colorado is beautiful!! Lived here all my life and still love it!! I am just outside Boulder, Niwot. I would never call it ugly flat compared to many other places Ive been.
i wasn't talking about Colorado. Just Denver. But to be honest, the eastern hafl of Colorado isn't exactly the Himalayas. It looks exactly like western Kansas, flat, and brown.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:18 PM
 
Location: IN
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i wasn't talking about Colorado. Just Denver. But to be honest, the eastern hafl of Colorado isn't exactly the Himalayas. It looks exactly like western Kansas, flat, and brown.
That area also has some of the worst weather in North America. Just the thought of it brings back bad memories of living out in northwest Kansas.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:49 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Butte Montana is more a mountain city than Denver ! Small and funky but at least it really is in the Mountains.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Does Boulder really count as a mountain city? I guess it's surrounded by mountains on 3 sides but it's still relatively flat... I'm not sure.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:42 PM
 
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Does Boulder really count as a mountain city? I guess it's surrounded by mountains on 3 sides but it's still relatively flat... I'm not sure.
Three sides? I can think of one side...
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:16 AM
 
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By "in the mountains," do you mean really in the mountains--as in surrounded by them--within sight, or within a couple of hours' drive? I mean, if Atlanta, Charlotte, Syracuse, and NYC count because they're within easy driving distance, you might as well add Richmond and Greensboro/WS among Southern metros, and every major city in the Northeast Corridor. For that matter, you could include St. Louis and Kansas City, and maybe Cincinnati.

Going back to cities that are at least within sight of mountains, if not right in them, off the top of my head I doubt that Ancorage or Honolulu meet the specified population, but if either does, add it to the list.
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Three sides? I can think of one side...
Well, it's pretty hilly and rugged all around it. Even driving into Boulder from the east you go down a steep slope into Boulder Valley.
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:37 AM
 
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What do you consider mountains? Just south of Syracuse the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains rise to over 1,500 ft.

Here's a picture I took of the Syracuse skyline where you can clearly see the foothills south of the city:

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Old 02-11-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Here's a pic I took of Denver this morning Feb.4th and with snow on the peaks it was supposed to be 67 degrees today.
Wow. It really is brown. May be visiting in May hope it's got a little more colorful by then.
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