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Old 06-19-2010, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I never grew comfortable with the excessive number of phds (creating a prohibitive job market to break into), ... the introverted/passive deameanor of the locals,
Hmmm... think there's a connection? ;-)
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Old 06-19-2010, 05:32 PM
 
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80 keys, I use to hike with some freinds all of the time in the winter. There`s nothing really that you need to prepare for except water, maybe some food and the right clothes. Matter of fact, i use to get so hot that I had to take off of my layers. I`ll have to disagree with your opinion.
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Old 06-19-2010, 05:43 PM
 
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, the introverted/passive deameanor of the locals,
I found that as well. Everyone seems to be numb and without emotion. Some of the weirdest people I have come across in the 47 states I have been to.
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Old 06-19-2010, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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80 keys, I use to hike with some freinds all of the time in the winter. There`s nothing really that you need to prepare for except water, maybe some food and the right clothes. Matter of fact, i use to get so hot that I had to take off of my layers. I`ll have to disagree with your opinion.
Well, the clothes is the thing. It's not like you should go hiking in your jeans in the snow.

A person needs some basic education on proper clothing for winter hiking. I would also argue it's more critical in the winter to carry the proper survival gear.
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:46 PM
 
Location: NOCO
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My wife and I live in western Washington and we just got back from our vacation in Colorado (Denver, Fort Collins, Boulder, Colorado Springs). The mountains were beautiful but there are not many water bodies. The trees were decent, but not size and quantity like the trees in western Washington (not even close). Colorado definitely seemed less expensive overall than western Washington.

On the other hand, western Washington has beautiful mountains AND plenty of water bodies (including ocean). Western Washington has better air. Western Washington has tons more trees and much bigger trees than Colorado. Western Washington has islands, Colorado doesn't. Western Washington also has a unique northwest culture and style, whereas Colorado just seems to be kind of a midwestern/western/southwestern mix with no real uniqueness of culture or style.

That being said, Colorado is definitely beautiful (although not more beautiful than western Washington or Washington state in general). We really enjoyed our trip to Colorado and it's a wonderful state. However, my wife and I have decided to stay in Washington because we like it better.
I think the unique "Colorado Culture" is probably in the fringe areas of the state that most people doubtfully visit. The rest is really mixed up since many people move to the state, in the end that mix becomes pretty much just a common, consumer culture consistent with most places in the U.S.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:01 PM
 
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I think the unique "Colorado Culture" is probably in the fringe areas of the state that most people doubtfully visit. The rest is really mixed up since many people move to the state, in the end that mix becomes pretty much just a common, consumer culture consistent with most places in the U.S.
I think Colorado has a distinctive culture but one that has different facets to it. There is no one stereotypical culture that signifies Colorado but a blend of several.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Viper,
I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit to Colorado. There's absolutely nothing wrong with liking where you live better than where you visit, so it's good for you that you enjoy your home in Washington better than Colorado.

Denver is home to me, but I've lived in some great places in this country, including Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Diego, and currently Monterey, California. I've passed through many more places in addition to those, and there isn't anywhere I've seen that I'd pick over Denver and Colorado. I'd walk away from anywhere at any time to live in Denver again, and in a few years, my family and I are heading back.

It's a great thing to love your home.
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