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View Poll Results: Which is your favorite: Rocky or Appalachian mountains
Rocky 186 57.59%
Appalachian 137 42.41%
Voters: 323. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-23-2009, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Rockies to visit
Appalacians to live.
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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The Appalachians are gorgeous, no doubt, but when it comes to ecosystems, the Rockies, well...Rock. One of the largest rain forests is in Washington state. the highest mountains in north america are Whitney and McKinley, both in the rockies. Volcanoes in the rockies. Our mountains overlook Yosemite and the Redwoods and and the deserts and the Pacific. I love the Great Smokies, with their history and their hollers, too.

Whatta country, huh?
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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The Apps aren't even mountains. The tallest is 6,684 feet. By contrast, the highest point in Texas (far from being considered a "mountainous" state) is 8749 feet.

The Apps are very, very nice hills.
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Old 03-06-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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The Apps aren't even mountains. The tallest is 6,684 feet. By contrast, the highest point in Texas (far from being considered a "mountainous" state) is 8749 feet.

The Apps are very, very nice hills.
Yawn........

In my book there are no ugly mountains.
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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It would have to be the Rocky Mountains for me. I like the alpine feel more. Glacier National Park is the most beautiful place I've ever been. It seems to combine the grandeur of the Rockies with the lushness of the Appalachians.
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:01 PM
 
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For scenary, I like the rockies but I also like the culture of appalachia
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: moving again
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The Apps aren't even mountains. The tallest is 6,684 feet. By contrast, the highest point in Texas (far from being considered a "mountainous" state) is 8749 feet.

The Apps are very, very nice hills.
Ever heard the term elevation? the mountains themselves from base to peak are not 8,749 ft
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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Ever heard the term elevation? the mountains themselves from base to peak are not 8,749 ft
I think the base of the Guadalupe mountains is around 3,000-4,000 ft. That would make the rise around 4,749-5,749 ft. That's roughly the same as the Great Smoky Mountains.
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:00 PM
 
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^ exactly
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Appalachians will always be my favorite.
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