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Post by Miss Moppet » Fri November 19th, 2010, 5:52 pm

Yup, I wasn't planning to match up anyone in the same state. That's assuming it isn't hideously expensive to post to another state?

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Post by Michy » Fri November 19th, 2010, 6:18 pm

Nope -- postage rates are the same all throughout the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii. But the minute you mail to Canada, then it gets expensive (probably Mexico, too, although I've never mailed anything there and so don't know).

I don't mind paying overseas postage, so I'll exchange cards anywhere. :)

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri November 19th, 2010, 6:40 pm

[quote=""Michy""]I prefer to send and receive cards from people outside of California. Not for personal reasons :) , but simply because I think it would be more fun and interesting.[/quote]

Yeah, like me and Misfit would prefer people outside of WA State cause you know we've seen the landmarks of this state already.

Heck, every time I go down a certain hill in the Access Van and it's nice out, I can see Mt. Rainer, don't need a postcard of it!

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Post by Misfit » Fri November 19th, 2010, 6:47 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Yeah, like me and Misfit would prefer people outside of WA State cause you know we've seen the landmarks of this state already.

Heck, every time I go down a certain hill in the Access Van and it's nice out, I can see Mt. Rainer, don't need a postcard of it!

SM[/quote]

It must be a very very cloudy day for one to not notice Rainier. It dominates the area.

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Post by Miss Moppet » Fri November 19th, 2010, 6:59 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]It must be a very very cloudy day for one to not notice Rainier. It dominates the area.

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Is it just a mountain or an extinct volcano?

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri November 19th, 2010, 7:01 pm

It's a volcano. And as for extinct -- just ask the people who live around Mt. St. Helens (another in the same Cascade range) about that!

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Post by Michy » Fri November 19th, 2010, 7:02 pm

Probably a volcano -- I think most of the solitary mountains on the West Coast are.

Are there any volcanoes in the UK? Never heard of any.......

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Post by Miss Moppet » Fri November 19th, 2010, 7:07 pm

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Are there any volcanoes in the UK? Never heard of any.......[/quote]

None living but there is volcanic rock and Edinburgh is apparently built on an extinct volcano. Hope it stays that way!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri November 19th, 2010, 7:08 pm

Oh, Mt. Rainer isn't extinct and can still pop it's top, that's why they have warning alarms set up just in case.

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Post by Misfit » Fri November 19th, 2010, 8:31 pm

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]Is it just a mountain or an extinct volcano?[/quote]

Dormant volcano. The main fear if she ever woke up again is for the danger of a large Lahar (mud flow). Rainier has quite a lot of glaciers (=snow) up there and if the mountain heated up and melted it all it would be heading right towards some heavily populated areas. St. Helens blew sideways but a lot of the affected areas were wilderness and/or logging.

Paradise, the main higher level attraction where one can drive a car is only 5500'. I have pictures taken on a 4th of July weekend with snow drifts easily two storeys high. The wildflowers aren't out and the meadows clear until well into August and if you go hiking higher you'll still hit snow fields even in September. Rainier makes her own weather so to speak.

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Image #1 is the wildflowers in bloom and doesn't do it justice. Image #2 is the Nisqually glacier taken from a higher elevation. As close as Rainier looks in the shot from the Seattle Skyline it is quite some distance to get there.
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