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Old 06-11-2015, 02:05 PM
 
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Where can I find green mountains similar to the Alps in the US? Think sound of music on a smaller scale.
I am able to work remotely but would love to stay within an eight to ten hour drive of East Lansing, MI. So far I have considered Kentucky or North Carolina, but I have never been to nature areas in either state. My husband also works remotely and we would love to build a mountain home in such a state. Thank you for your feedback.
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Pennsylvania or Virginia.

Most of the west is very brown, and arid.... except perhaps Oregon.
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Pennsylvania or Virginia.

Most of the west is very brown, and arid.... except perhaps Oregon.
Not way up in the Colorado mountains. Especially this year! We were up around Breckenridge last August and the grass was green, wild flowers blooming.... it was beautiful.

But to the OP, sounds like Colorado is way outside your distance zone.
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:58 PM
 
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The Cascades?
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:00 PM
 
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Pennsylvania or Virginia.

Most of the west is very brown, and arid.... except perhaps Oregon.
Actually lots of parts of Montana are pretty green and lush. Washington state and much of Idaho too.
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Ouray, Colorado - The Switzerland of America.
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The Appalachians are definitely what you're looking for. Take a drive to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:08 PM
 
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Umm, maybe the southern portion of the Green Mountains of Vermont or the Adirondacks of NY? Maybe the Catskills of NY, the Berkshires of MA or the Poconos of PA could work as well.
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Lake George, CO
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Ouray, Colorado - The Switzerland of America.
Will be in that area in July........AHHH I can not wait for a chance to breathe again!!!
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Old 06-11-2015, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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If you want the jaggedness and the lushness, you'll have to head further than 10 hours west- at least 20 or 30 hours to MT or Western CO. Though in the Lower 48, the most "Alp-like" mountains that I've seen are the Northern Cascades in WA... If you just want the lushness (but still impressive mountains, IMHO), then NC or VA are probably a good bets, though I wouldn't rule out the Adirondacks or Green Mountains, as long as you're okay with much snowier winters and a couple border crossings on your route....
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