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Old 02-11-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Even though Tucson has its flat parts, I think of it in the Mountains:

http://www.pima.edu/temp/hrslideshow/tucson_01.jpg (broken link)

http://www.phyllis4you.com/assets/image/Tucson%20snow.jpg (broken link)





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Old 02-11-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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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:
and the Adirondacks are within an hour and a half too.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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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.
May as well add Cleveland to that list, considering the Allegheny foothills begin in southeastern Cuyahoga County. Also, Appalachia is a mere 70 miles east/northeast of Cleveland. With Minneapolis, the mountains of Northern Minnesota are only about an hour away. Asheville is one city in the mountains. Nashville is very close to the foothills of the Smokey Mountains, and Lexington, Kentucky is close to the Appalachian range as well. Charleston, W.V. is in the Appalachian range.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:44 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Salt Lake City is in the Rockies if I'm not mistaken. I thought Reno was in the mountains as well. Spokane is for sure.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Salt Lake City is in the Rockies if I'm not mistaken. I thought Reno was in the mountains as well. Spokane is for sure.
The mountains by Spokane are pretty far away.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:02 AM
 
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With Minneapolis, the mountains of Northern Minnesota are only about an hour away.
that's far from true - the highest peak in hennepin county is about 1,000 feet - however, most of the county is fairly flat - the highest peak is about 2,300 feet - most of what is considered the mountains in northern MN don't start until you get into the duluth/lake superior area .... you are looking at a solid 4+ hour drive from the cities up into places like Lutsen

NYS has 10 peaks that break 4,800 feet - AZ has over 20 peaks that break 10,000 feet and many within Maricopa county that are over 4,000 feet (although maricopa county is huge)
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Chattanooga, TN is surrounded by mountains...lovely city.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:12 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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The mountains by Spokane are pretty far away.
Not by western standards. Drive 40 minutes out of spokane east or northeast and you are in the mountains.
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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I think mountain cities should be limited to cities in or against mountains. And by mountains I mean 6,000 feet or higher.

Minneapolis? Really???
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Real America
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Kansas City, because it is pretty close to the Ozarks.
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