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Old 06-12-2015, 11:42 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Isn't Vermont literally called the Green Mountain state???
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Old 06-12-2015, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Isn't Vermont literally called the Green Mountain state???
Yup. And Vermont literally means "green mountain" (les verts monts). And when you are there and look around and all you see are green mountains, it's easy to understand why!

I think the issue is that the mountains in Vermont, like all the eastern US mountains, are old and worn down in height and round-topped and not particularly Alp-like. Still, the OP might like to check it out.

Someone else suggested the Blue Ridge in Virginia, I think. Another great suggestion.
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Old 06-12-2015, 01:03 PM
 
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Central and Northern Idaho.
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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Pennsylvania or Virginia.

Most of the west is very brown, and arid.... except perhaps Oregon.
You haven't traveled much out west! Or if you have, you need to get out of AZ, NM, NV, Souhtern UT. Because there is plenty of green and water in CO, WY, ID, MT!

Highest point east of the MS river is Mt. Mitchell at 6699 feet. I believe the Swiss Alps are up to 15,200 feet. Quite a difference.
  • PA's highest point is 3213, Mt Davis,
  • VA's highest point is 5729, Mt. Rogers

So how does PA or VA even come close to comparing to the Alps? Except for green meadows; that's it!

Now for those dry arid western states....
  • CO's highest point is 14440, Mt. Elbert,
  • WY's highest point is 13809, Gannet Peak,
  • MT's highest point is 12807, Granite peak,
  • ID's highest point is 12668, Borah Peak.

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Old 06-12-2015, 09:21 PM
 
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I've always said it takes more effort to ask a question to obtain factual info than to write or say incorrect information. I hope others will understand how green and lush our mountains are in the west.

Our local air rescue helicopters in the Intermountain Area are the same as what are used in the Swiss Alps. The decision first happened in Idaho and Utah came to see what was flying in the Teton and Central ID mouuntains for rescues and transports. Colorado changed and UT started buying the exact helicopters for the Wasatch Mtns. -where the Olympics were held- as well as the O quirks and other mountain ranges.

Did others here think Park City was brown or bare during the UT Olympics?

MSR

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Old 06-12-2015, 09:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The Cascades have seriously only been mentioned once? They're the epitome of green mountains in the US.

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Old 06-12-2015, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJqqF4qLr1g


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpMbng61DtU

You can't get much greener than here in Kentucky...it does turn to red, yellow and brown come Autumn though, and it can be brown in the Winter, because we do have four distinct seasons.
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Old 06-13-2015, 02:30 AM
 
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Good grief. Some of you clearly did not read the first post where the OP said specifically that she "would love to stay within an eight to ten hour drive of East Lansing, MI."
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Old 06-13-2015, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Good grief. Some of you clearly did not read the first post where the OP said specifically that she "would love to stay within an eight to ten hour drive of East Lansing, MI."

It is tough to get good mountains within 8 to 10 hours of Lansing Michigan. The East Tennessee and Western NC mountains are on the fringe of that 10 hour limit, and they are some of the largest in the Appalachians. The mountains in PA are smaller but closer to Michigan. Vermont and New Hampshire also come to mind but again these states are likely too far away for the OP. The OP may need to be willing to drive a bit further and then find what they are looking for. TN, NC, VA, or NH or VT up north would give them all the green mountains they can handle.
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Old 06-13-2015, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Good grief. Some of you clearly did not read the first post where the OP said specifically that she "would love to stay within an eight to ten hour drive of East Lansing, MI."
The OP just has to drive a little faster!
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