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Sun Mar 12, 2017, 06:37 AM

Pennsylvania people....

Just wondering...are the mountains that you encounter when flying due west from Allentown to Altoona the Allegheny's or the Pocono's?? Those are very nicely depicted when using the flight simulator in Google Earth.

Thanks!

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Reply Pennsylvania people.... (Original post)
Bengus81 Mar 2017 OP
DFW Mar 2017 #1
malthaussen Mar 2017 #2
Bengus81 Mar 2017 #3
Orrex Mar 2017 #4
femmocrat Mar 2017 #5
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2017 #6
Orrex Mar 2017 #7
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2017 #8
Orrex Mar 2017 #9
FakeNoose Mar 2017 #10

Response to Bengus81 (Original post)

Sun Mar 12, 2017, 08:12 AM

1. The Poconos are generally considered to be part of the Alleghenies

In English, by the way, we generally don't use an apostrophe to form a plural--not even in Pennsylvania.

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Response to Bengus81 (Original post)

Sun Mar 12, 2017, 08:13 AM

2. Allegheny Mountains

The Poconos are in the NE part of the state. Strictly speaking, they're part of the Allegheny chain, Pocono is a local name.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 12, 2017, 08:33 AM

3. Thanks to both of you for your answers! n/t

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Response to Bengus81 (Original post)

Sun Mar 12, 2017, 09:03 AM

4. Himalayas

Obviously.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 12, 2017, 09:09 AM

5. More like the Ozarks.

If you get my (continental) drift.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 12, 2017, 10:45 AM

6. In their day, they might have been like the Himalayas.

Like me, in their old age, they are smaller and more worn out.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 12, 2017, 10:49 AM

7. Lower Yeti count these days, too.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 12, 2017, 10:51 AM

8. Sez you. Appalachian Yetis are just less sociable.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 12, 2017, 10:51 AM

9. Whew--thought it was just me.

They don't return calls and never reply to texts. I was beginning to hate myself.

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Response to Bengus81 (Original post)

Sun Mar 12, 2017, 07:35 PM

10. The Poconos don't really qualify as mountains

Anybody from Colorado or the West Coast would be laughing right now.

The Poconos are just some high hills, but the area in the Northeast quadrant of PA is quite nice.
It's part of the Allegheny (or Allegany) Mountain chain that stretches from West Virginia to upstate New York.

I think the folks in WV use the alternate spelling of Allegheny.


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