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Old 09-10-2017, 05:56 PM
 
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I believe Tall Traveler was saying that none of the man-made lakes in the Carolinas could match lakes in the west, not that the Northern Idaho lakes couldn't hang.

And FWIW, Lake Lure is a lot smaller and it's true that may not match the scale of big lakes out here, but I have to say, it sure is a pretty place, especially in the fall: https://romanticasheville.files.word...casheville.jpg.
Probably not. NC isn't really known for having lots of nice lakes. Although Lake Norman is closer in overall size as the one there in CDA.

At least Lake Lure is close & looks a bit like the CDA (at least via google maps), whereas Asheville doesn't really have much in that department. Beaver Lake is the only thing coming to mind & it's even smaller yet.

FWIW I tend to go to the Lake Keowee in SC.
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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I think the big North Idaho lakes (Couer d'Alene, Pend Orielle, Priest) absolutely do match Tahoe and Chelan.
Bartonizer was correct, I wasn't saying Lake Chelan is greater than Lake Coeur d'Alene, I was stating my preference for natural lakes like Chelan and Tahoe to man made lakes and I would say the same about Lake Couer d'Alene, man-made lakes cannot match that. However, man-made lakes do have some advantages.

I agree that northern Idaho and their lakes are stunningly beautiful.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:34 AM
 
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Bartonizer was correct, I wasn't saying Lake Chelan is greater than Lake Coeur d'Alene, I was stating my preference for natural lakes like Chelan and Tahoe to man made lakes and I would say the same about Lake Couer d'Alene, man-made lakes cannot match that. However, man-made lakes do have some advantages.

I agree that northern Idaho and their lakes are stunningly beautiful.

Ah, ok got it - thanks!
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Juneau
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Northern Idaho, hands down
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:47 AM
 
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I'd go with Asheville. I like its location better.
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:53 AM
 
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Thanks to everyone that took the time to respond! I think Coeur d'Alene will be a better fit for us, given its close to Spokane.
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:52 PM
 
Location: SF, CA
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At first blush, this seemed like an extreme apples-and-oranges comparison... but it made for fun reading anyway.
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:13 AM
 
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Overall I like the weather and nature/wilderness better in CDL. But Asheville has a better downtown, and it has the university. I'm not a fan of hot/humid and CDL doesn't have the summer humidity that Ashe does. One issue with CDL though can be the summer smoke smell from forest fires, that can be a major pain some years. And the grey overcast winters can be hard up there in the PNW. CDL more isolated too. So tough call overall.
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