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Old 12-16-2008, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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Ken-Caryl Valley is behind a hogback.
Thanks FormerCalifornian!
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Thornton
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ZionVier, you are trying to bring back the word ****** in another thread, please tell how far away that is from redneck? That means two beers from you to me on Thursday night!


Just so everyone knows... that word behind the ***** is honky haha... say it outloud... you'll laugh, trust me
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Shelton, CT
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Wow! I can't believe that in less than 24 hours I've gotten so many varied responses. Thanks and keep 'em comin.

I think the best way to learn about a place is to learn those little things that make it different from everywhere else. The weather and all that is trivial. It's the people that make a city what it is.
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:55 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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OK, just thought of a few. "Mesa" means the same thing as "Plateau" back east. One word is Spanish, one French. "Valley" can mean an area between the mountains, as well as a river valley. That one really threw me when we first came here. In Pennsylvania, those formations are called "gaps".
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Orange County, California
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It's the people that make a city what it is.
I completely agree... This is a great forum.
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: NOCO
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OK, just thought of a few. "Mesa" means the same thing as "Plateau" back east. One word is Spanish, one French. "Valley" can mean an area between the mountains, as well as a river valley. That one really threw me when we first came here. In Pennsylvania, those formations are called "gaps".

geographically a plateau is just a series of flat strat that are elevated and bounded by cliffs. A mesa is a large plateau, and a butte is a smaller one, though I don't know what the size restrictions are.
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:52 PM
 
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"hogback" has been around longer than Denver. In Google Earth, go to Tongham, Surrey, England, and look southeast on the A31. I've driven that road more times than I care to think about. The formation is much the same as the one near Morrison.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:13 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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geographically a plateau is just a series of flat strat that are elevated and bounded by cliffs. A mesa is a large plateau, and a butte is a smaller one, though I don't know what the size restrictions are.
Mesa seems to be more commonly used here. Davidson Mesa, where I live, is about 1 mile (if that) east to west; less north to south.

Back east there is the Peidmont Plateau, the Allegheny Plateau, and many lesser ones. Just like I live on a mesa here, I lived on a plateau as a kid. It was maybe a mile east to west, much longer north to south. Sometimes the use is not strictly by definition, LOL!
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:19 PM
 
Location: USA
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Elk burgers. Big Horn Sheep. Sunny days. The ability to keep the top down and doors off my Jeep for months. Seeing a bazillion fireworks from my deck on the 4th.

Gulches, gulches everywhere!
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:23 PM
 
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Left on red from a one-way street to a one-way street is legal.
this is, of course, only true if you are turning the proper direction onto the one-way... sugue into Denver DUI stories...
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