42nd state to join the Union on November 11, 1889, Washington State is home to Mt. Rainier, which to my surprise is an active volcano and the highest point in the state. The mountain’s tip is about 14,000 feet above sea level, which is well below Mt. Everest at over 29,000 feet, but it is still pretty impressive. Mountainous terrain for me is very uncommon, considering I have lived in Florida for almost my whole life. The highest point in my state is Britton Hill at a whopping 345 feet above sea level. And believe it or not the highest point in Broward County, Florida is 25 feet above sea level. To learn more about Mt. Rainier, check out this site.