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Old 07-29-2007, 10:29 AM
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Location: Southeast of the Northwest Territories
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i've spent time in the adirondacks, blue ridge mountains, southern rockies (san juan region), northern rockies of wy and mt (absarokas. winds, bighorns, beartooths, tetons, etc).
but i've never been to any of the ranges farther west.
i'd like to hear opinions on your favorite ranges, and specifically comparisons of the rockies to the sierra nevadas and the cascades.
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:25 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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I've seen the mountains in Colorado and Tenn and North Carolina, I prefer the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, I call them the "gentle mountains". They are not as big as the Rockies which are beautiful, but I prefer the others because they have more trees and more ridges and are little less scary.
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Old 07-29-2007, 01:04 PM
 
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i've spent time in the adirondacks, blue ridge mountains, southern rockies (san juan region), northern rockies of wy and mt (absarokas. winds, bighorns, beartooths, tetons, etc).
but i've never been to any of the ranges farther west.
i'd like to hear opinions on your favorite ranges, and specifically comparisons of the rockies to the sierra nevadas and the cascades.
My favs: Sierra Nevadas and the real Northern Rockies in Canada. I liked the Northern Rockies in Canada a tad more because it's less arrid than what you would encounter in the Lower 48 Rockies -- more lush landscapes. However, it is all good out there in the mountains. Any mountain time is time well spent.
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Old 07-29-2007, 04:21 PM
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My favs: Sierra Nevadas and the real Northern Rockies in Canada. I liked the Northern Rockies in Canada a tad more because it's less arrid than what you would encounter in the Lower 48 Rockies -- more lush landscapes. However, it is all good out there in the mountains. Any mountain time is time well spent.
yes, i should have been a little more specific about the northern rockies...shoulda specified the northern rockies in the lower 48! that's interesting info that the canadian rockies are more lush. i hope to get up there sometime soon!

and hey, I LOVE NORTH CAROLINA, thanks for the comments! i'm curious about your "more ridges" comment. i'm certainly not disputing it, as i do NOT have a lot of experience in the southeastern mountains.
but last fall, as a friend and i drove through paradox valley from moab, ut to
telluride, there's a point where the rockies just unfold before you...and there are so many peaks that it looks endless!!
and by the way...those white knuckle drop-offs arent for everyone! i can understand your nervousness on some of those co roads. but to me, "scary" can also mean "scary-big"...like the majesty of the san juans!!
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:01 PM
 
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yes, i should have been a little more specific about the northern rockies...shoulda specified the northern rockies in the lower 48! that's interesting info that the canadian rockies are more lush. i hope to get up there sometime soon!

and hey, I LOVE NORTH CAROLINA, thanks for the comments! i'm curious about your "more ridges" comment. i'm certainly not disputing it, as i do NOT have a lot of experience in the southeastern mountains.
but last fall, as a friend and i drove through paradox valley from moab, ut to
telluride, there's a point where the rockies just unfold before you...and there are so many peaks that it looks endless!!
and by the way...those white knuckle drop-offs arent for everyone! i can understand your nervousness on some of those co roads. but to me, "scary" can also mean "scary-big"...like the majesty of the san juans!!
Looking out at the over looks on Blue Ridge Parkway the mountains just seem to go on forever. Yes the Million Dollar Hwy between Durango and Silverton was too much for me
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I live in Centralia, WA, right near the Cascade Range. They are beautiful. This past weekend, we went down to Mt. St. Helens and climbed through the "ape caves". It is actually a huge "tube" that is underground. It was caused from the lava. When the lava cooled, it left this tube and people go climb through it. It is about a mile and a half long in pitch black. You have to climb over, around and under rocks. It is great. It's tough enough that you'll be sore, but not so tough, as my 4 year old son (with help) went through it. Take a backpack with water and some flashlights and have a blast!!
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:49 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Looking out at the over looks on Blue Ridge Parkway the mountains just seem to go on forever. Yes the Million Dollar Hwy between Durango and Silverton was too much for me
More roads with guard rails out west, than in the Blue Ridge, I know, lived at 4,000 ft for 18 years, fog every day, no snow plows, and lots of black ice!
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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The Cascades and Olympics are both spectacular!
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I grew up not too far from the Smokies and traveled quite a bit throughout the Appalachians, and I've crossed the Rockies and now live near the Cascades and the Pacific Range in Canada, and on a clear day from the right spot, I can see the Olympic Mountains, too. Overall I prefer the big rocky, snow-capped mountains we have out here, but I've never met a mountain I didn't like.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:16 AM
 
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