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View Poll Results: Most mountainous state?
California 3 3.70%
Colorado 16 19.75%
Alaska 18 22.22%
Washington 3 3.70%
West Virginia 20 24.69%
Idaho 8 9.88%
Other 13 16.05%
Voters: 81. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-07-2015, 08:56 AM
Location: Victoria TX
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According to this article, using imperfect definitions (there are no perfect ones), It is Vermont, followed by New Hampshire and West Virginia.

Science: Several U.S. States, Led by Florida, Are Flatter Than a Pancake - The Atlantic
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Old 03-07-2015, 09:09 AM
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Speaking of your pics, it took me a while, and at first I thought it may be Baker Lake or Ross Lake, but I'm going to guess that must be the northernmost part of Lake Chelan from the Stehekin dock, and the other picture is of Harlequin Bridge further up on the Stehekin River, with McGregor Mountain in the back. Right? We actually haven't been that far up the lake, but plan to go as soon as this summer...
Yep, that's it. The tall mountain on the right is McGregor Mountain. Fun climb if it's free of snow, I couldn't make it. Judging by this winter, it'll be snow free this summer. Rather like the area in how away from everything it is, I camped for a few nights at a campground by the end of the road and used it as a "base camp" to do day hikes.

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Anyway, you're right about it being about what you value. CO mountains are often massive and photogenic, but lack the seriously big, steep faces. But there are a few exceptions, and the one that comes to mind is Mt. Sopris, which rises 6400'+ in 2.7 miles (summit is just short of 13k above a 6k valley). It's a massive mountain that dominates the horizon from just outside Glenwood Springs, about 20 miles north. In fact, the side profile of Sopris on CO 133 coming north from Redstone looks very similar to the bridge shot! It may be the most impressive solo mountain in CO, though high ridges behind the peak connect it to substantially higher peaks in the Elk Range. Anyway, I uploaded a picture I took in fall of 2013 and posted it below. It's a really impressive mountain over the town of Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Valley.
Nice mountain. While it's not quite as steep as McGregor, it looks like it stands out better in its surroundings with more of a "classic big mountain look" — as you said before in a general Colorado vs Washington difference. From photos I've seen, the Elk Mountains look like the most impressive Colorado mountains.
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Old 03-08-2015, 07:32 PM
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Least flat doesn't mean most mountainous. First, what defintion of mountain are we using?
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