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Old 02-12-2009, 08:05 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Chicago because it's only a 12 hour drive to the Rockies. If you go up 200,000 feet you can clearly see them too. I'd say that qualifies as a mountain town.

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Old 02-12-2009, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Chicago because it's only a 12 hour drive to the Rockies. If you go up 200,000 feet you can clearly see them too. I'd say that qualifies as a mountain town.

I think it's the 50' of change from the lowest to highest point which qualifies Chicago as a mountain city.
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:29 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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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???
So I guess any city in the Appalaichians should drop out of the game.
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:37 AM
 
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No, we have a couple of peaks east of Knoxville above 6500. But it might knock out Roanoke. How about 4000' as the measure of a mountain?

While Chattanooga has a couple of hills called mountains nearby (about 2500') it's 40-50 miles across some flat land to the appalachians proper.
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:38 AM
 
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Then again it's all relative. Maybe 3-4000 feet above the surrounding flatlands.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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uh Amarillo,Miami,Chicago
Well, there is that landfill in Pompano Beach.
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:45 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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There are lots of places around 6,000 feet that are on flat ground. Stop using arbitrary 'above sea-level' figures for defining mountains.

Half of New Mexico is a mile above sea-level (5-6,000ft.) and nearly flat as a pancake.

I would say that at a bare minimum, 1,500 - 2,000 feet of vertical rise (base-to-summit, not ocean-to-summit) may qualify as a mountain, or at least a very big hill.

The mountains outside of Albuquerque rise from 6,000ft. to 10,000 ft. Does that make them bigger than mountains that rise from 1,000ft. to 5,500ft.?

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Old 02-13-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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Anchorage is only about 500K in the metro, but it's far more "in the mountains" than a lot of the cities named so far.
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:10 PM
 
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"mountains outside of Albuquerque rise from 6,000ft. to 10,000 ft. Does that make them bigger than mountains that rise from 1,000ft. to 5,500ft.?"

I would say if you were looking at the mountains from ABQ and Knoxville, they would look the same height but yours would be nearer. The mountains in New Mexico would be much more likely to have snow on them.
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