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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 07-11-2007, 09:41 PM
 
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Which of these states mountainous areas do you like the most? Why?
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:53 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Both are beautiful. On my first trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway I was scared to death, the next year my husband to me on the Million Dollar Highway between Durango and Silverton and they cured me real quick. I was never scared on the Parkway after that. I call the mountains in N.C. the gentle mountains.ok they seem friendlier, but either place is better than where I am now in Houston.
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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I agree; the NC Blue Ridge are gentle mountains. What a great way to put it. The Rockies are big, beautiful, and grand, but I still prefer the gentler ones. Actually, I'd definitely take either as I love mountains.

ILNC, I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one that freaked out on the Blue Ridge mountain roads. Goodness, I must psyche myself out on my next trip to find some really secluded places and therefore, I must take the less traveled road.
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:04 PM
 
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Both are beautiful. On my first trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway I was scared to death, the next year my husband to me on the Million Dollar Highway between Durango and Silverton and they cured me real quick. I was never scared on the Parkway after that. I call the mountains in N.C. the gentle mountains.ok they seem friendlier, but either place is better than where I am now in Houston.
The thing that creeps me out about mountains is when you go downhill on extremely steep grades.
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:05 PM
 
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Both are beautiful. On my first trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway I was scared to death, the next year my husband to me on the Million Dollar Highway between Durango and Silverton and they cured me real quick. I was never scared on the Parkway after that. I call the mountains in N.C. the gentle mountains.ok they seem friendlier, but either place is better than where I am now in Houston.
Are the grades steeper on that highway?
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:31 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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In the Fall, the Carolina mountains. All other times of year, the Colorado Rockies.
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Born and raised in CO, so it's pretty clear where my biases are. There are many, many pretty and scenic areas across the lower 48 with mountains and hills, but only the Rockies, and also the Sierra Nevadas I'll add, are big and bad enough to blow me away. (Let's put aside Alaska here for a minute, that's a whole 'nother ball game!)
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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The Carolina mountains are Phoenix, the Rockies are like Chicago and Mt. McKinley is like Tokyo. How's that for a city forum!
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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You don't need to include how much you hate houston in every post. It gets really old really fast, and it isn't turning people away from such a great city, just move to North Carolina already and shut up please for all of us.
You never know, but some people may actually be turned-off when they learn of heat and humidity in a city and therefore, choose against moving there. I know I would be just as I would be if someone told me the place I was considering moving was full of crime and other undesireable things, weather included.

In my opinion, you aren't being very polite to tell her to shut up. ILNC has a right to voice her opinion as often as she likes, just as we all do. She isn't directing her dislike to a person as you did to her; she's talking about a hot and humid city who couldn't care less if it's liked anyway. People have feelings; states and cities do not.
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:08 AM
 
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I prefer the taller, craggier Rockies to the Appalachians. While both are beautiful in their own right I give the edge to the Rockies.
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