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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 02-23-2013, 06:31 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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The thing that creeps me out about mountains is when you go downhill on extremely steep grades.
Last time we rode the Blue Ridge near Asheville it was so foggy! I agree that the mountains between Asheville and Boone will sometimes take your breath away. I like the parkway between Glendale Springs and the Mabry Mill. It is so quiet and peaceful and not so close to air.

Speaking of air, have you ever been on the Skyline Drive?

I am like the posters that like both the mountains. They are both beautiful in their own way. Thanks for warning me about that million dollar road. We rode the train halfway to Silverton but it was the wrong time of year to take the trip that included the million dollar road.

We went to Mesa Verde and the Blue Ridge Parkway is nothing beside of that. My knuckles were so white it is a wonder I didn't break whatever I was holding onto. The wind was almost blowing us away too. Amazing place to visit. Wish we had more time to have spent there. I may sometime get the courage to go back.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesa_Verde

Put a choice of "I like both" and I can vote on your poll. I love mountains.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:52 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Last time we rode the Blue Ridge near Asheville it was so foggy! I agree that the mountains between Asheville and Boone will sometimes take your breath away. I like the parkway between Glendale Springs and the Mabry Mill. It is so quiet and peaceful and not so close to air.

Speaking of air, have you ever been on the Skyline Drive?

I am like the posters that like both the mountains. They are both beautiful in their own way. Thanks for warning me about that million dollar road. We rode the train halfway to Silverton but it was the wrong time of year to take the trip that included the million dollar road.

We went to Mesa Verde and the Blue Ridge Parkway is nothing beside of that. My knuckles were so white it is a wonder I didn't break whatever I was holding onto. The wind was almost blowing us away too. Amazing place to visit. Wish we had more time to have spent there. I may sometime get the courage to go back.
Mesa Verde National Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Put a choice of "I like both" and I can vote on your poll. I love mountains.
You missed the best part of the BRP , it's south from Ashevillie ends at enterence to Smokey Park. At one point you get up to 6,000 ft., . North from Asheville its all down hill, except the turn off to Mt Mitchell. I drove the entire road, running the ridges in a 1937 Packard.......several times during the 18 years I lived 40 miles off the Parkway. Many times to Mesa Verde area too, all those years in vintage cars.....Where the Rocks are Red Country.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Florida
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I prefer the mountains in Florida. Especially in South Florida. LOL
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:04 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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I prefer the mountains in Florida. Especially in South Florida. LOL
Ya ,one of the reasons the Seminole Wind's gona blow South Florida off the map....one day soon. Key West will be spared of coarse .lol
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:39 PM
 
Location: NY
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Rockies, quite easily. No contest really.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:57 PM
 
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While both are beautiful in their own right I give the edge to the Rockies.http://www.govazd.info/28.jpghttp://www.govazd.info/02.jpghttp://www.govazd.info/03.jpghttp://www.govazd.info/05.jpghttp://www.govazd.info/04.jpghttp://www.govazd.info/29.jpg
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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To look at... Rockies

To play in... Smokies
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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Colorado mountains make NC "mountains" look like hills.
Colorado has much more dramatic and scenic mountain range. Case closed.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:33 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Colorado mountains make NC "mountains" look like hills.
Colorado has much more dramatic and scenic mountain range. Case closed.
Not really, when was the last time you stood sure footed at 14,000 foot, without a parka in summer ? And when was the last time you sat comfortable at 4000 foot looking at the bald's and the valley's threw the blue mist, while eating your lunch at a turn out on the Blue Ridge Parkway ? Chances are neither ......
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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To look at... Rockies

To play in... Smokies
Why?

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Not really, when was the last time you stood sure footed at 14,000 foot, without a parka in summer ? And when was the last time you sat comfortable at 4000 foot looking at the bald's and the valley's threw the blue mist, while eating your lunch at a turn out on the Blue Ridge Parkway ? Chances are neither ......
Um, last August? Guessing you've never summitted a 14er in the summer if you think you need a parka.

And obviously your second scenario is so specific to the Smokies that the answer is no I could just as easily come up with a bunch of detailed scenarios that can only be had in the Rockies...
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