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View Poll Results: I prefer the following mountain area the most...
North Carolina Mountains 46 32.39%
Colorado Mountains 96 67.61%
Voters: 142. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-13-2007, 08:04 PM
 
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I think each region has it's own beauty that can't be found in either place. I would have to call it a tie.
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Old 07-13-2007, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Don't bring Houston into every thread about beauty. Houston is better than any mountain in freakin NC. Maybe not CO though. Keystone is damn beautiful.

Obviously, that is definitely a matter of opinion.
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Old 07-13-2007, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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The Appalacians are alot like the Adirondaks in New York but not quite as pretty, while the Colorada Rockies are in a class by themselves maybe equalled only by Sierra Nevada. I don't think it is fair to compare hills to breathtaking mtns Also, if you value these areas staying beautiful, maybe not so many people should be allowed to move to them, you know OVERDEVELOPMENT!
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Old 07-13-2007, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Don't bring Houston into every thread about beauty. Houston is better than any mountain in freakin NC. Maybe not CO though. Keystone is damn beautiful.
I totally agree, stop bringing up Houston in every post! By the way, parts of Houston blow away anything in N Carolina for beauty
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Old 07-13-2007, 08:27 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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I totally agree, stop bringing up Houston in every post! By the way, parts of Houston blow away anything in N Carolina for beauty
Like I told Guerilla sorry you're so touchy about Houston, I guess you're easily blown away
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Old 07-13-2007, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Sheesh...what's with the rude posts all of a sudden? The attacks aren't necessary.

Anyway...I love both the NC/TN mountains and all of them in Colorado. Though quite different, they all appeal to certain parts of my heart!

The Appalachians are much older than the Rockies and their beauty is striking in the serenity.

The Rockies are younger and tougher. But for those of us in the eastern USA, they take our breath away with their immenseness.

I love driving in the mountains! That's why we got a 4x4 Jeep Wrangler... love those back roads on both sides of the country!

So can I vote for both?
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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The Appalacians are alot like the Adirondaks in New York but not quite as pretty, while the Colorada Rockies are in a class by themselves maybe equalled only by Sierra Nevada. I don't think it is fair to compare hills to breathtaking mtns Also, if you value these areas staying beautiful, maybe not so many people should be allowed to move to them, you know OVERDEVELOPMENT!
The definition of a mountain is as follows:

a natural elevation of the earth's surface rising more or less abruptly to a summit, and attaining an altitude greater than that of a hill, usually greater than 2000 ft.

The highest point in the Apps is 6,684 feet. Sure, the entire range is not that high but they still are mountains, not hills. Hills you will find in the Texas Hill Country.

The Adirondacks highest point is 5,344 feet. I've never seen them, but I'm sure they're lovely as well. They too are not hills, but mountains.

A characteristic of the Appalachians when compared to mountains in western North America is their extensive forest. With only a few minor scattered exceptions, the entire range of the Appalachian Mountains is cloaked in deep, thick, dense forest. To the north, and at higher elevations, a dark, humid evergreen forest of spruce and fir covers the mountains, while further south and lower down a more open broadleaf mix of birch, oak, and beech predominates.

With all these lovely mountains in the eastern part of the United States, it only adds beauty to the area and beats flatland for sure.

Unfortunately we people who like those mountains can't do anything about OVERDEVELOPMENT. It is bound to happen and like most areas of the country, timber is cut so houses and boring buildings can be erected. I wish progress would go away and not ruin any more unspoiled land.

There is so much flatland in this country that isn't beautiful; I wish that's where people would flock and buildings would be erected. That isn't going to happen though, I'm sure.

By the way, I'd love living near the Rockies, but I think it would be too cold for me in that area. Where I want to live, the winters are milder, and I like that.
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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I think each region has it's own beauty that can't be found in either place. I would have to call it a tie.
Mountains are beautiful wherever they're located. I just love them. I agree; it is a tie, but I voted for NC only because I want to live in the Appalachian Mountain area in VA. CO would be a bit cold for me.
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Sheesh...what's with the rude posts all of a sudden? The attacks aren't necessary.

Anyway...I love both the NC/TN mountains and all of them in Colorado. Though quite different, they all appeal to certain parts of my heart!

The Appalachians are much older than the Rockies and their beauty is striking in the serenity.

The Rockies are younger and tougher. But for those of us in the eastern USA, they take our breath away with their immenseness.

I love driving in the mountains! That's why we got a 4x4 Jeep Wrangler... love those back roads on both sides of the country!

So can I vote for both?
What a delightful post, and thanks for the information about the mountain ranges. I knew that, but had actually forgotten about it. The information was embedded deep within the gray matter and sometimes doesn't always surface in a timely manner.

I vote for all mountains in the world because I just plain love mountains.
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I vote for all mountains in the world because I just plain love mountains.

Oh, me too!!! I don't know what it is, but there is just something very spiritual about being in the mountains and acknowledging all of God's handiwork!
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