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View Poll Results: Which region of the Appalachian Mountains do you prefer?
Southern Appalachian Mountains 27 62.79%
Northern Appalachian Mountains 15 34.88%
Can't decide, Tie. 1 2.33%
Voters: 43. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-24-2016, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Far Southwestern Virginia
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The Appalachian Mountains are truly a beautiful mountain range as a whole all the way from northern Alabama to Eastern Quebec. The dividing line between the northern and southern mountains is debatable so I set a Generally Fair Dividing Line. Northern VS Southern Appalachians. Poll-appalachian-mountains.jpg
Your vote should take consideration into these categories.
1) Personal Experiences
2) Grandeur
3) Accessibility
4) Climate [preference]
5) Recreational Events
6) Culture
7) Flora and Fauna
8) Varied Terrain

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Old 07-25-2016, 06:06 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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The southern Appalachians do not extend into Pennsylvania.
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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my vote goes with southern, i have never been north. the app trail runs right through here where i live...it's beautiful here!
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Old 07-25-2016, 11:18 AM
 
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should really be Central Appalachia as well



https://www.conservationgateway.org/...es/default.asp

they are all pretty distinct with the history of coal and industrialism in certain areas
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:58 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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I Chose Southern. Even though I live in the PA Appalachian ranges. Sadly much ravaged by coal mining in the past. Killing streams and creeks with acid mine water run-off near me. Central PA is much better... but mining in western regions also occurred. New England or New York state is good too. But of course West Virginia in the Southern region also has damage from mining.

But I think the Great Smokes exemplifies Appalachia beauty at its best. So that is why I voted Southern.....
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Old 07-25-2016, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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This was a tough one for me. The whole range is beautiful but I went with northern. Some of the views in northern states like VT and ME are absolutely stunning in the fall.
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Old 07-25-2016, 02:42 PM
 
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my vote goes with southern, i have never been north. the app trail runs right through here where i live...it's beautiful here!
Well my vote goes to the northern because i have never been to the southern.

Joking, I didn't vote, I have only been to the northern mountains. (Mostly NH) but a little of VT and ME too.

I must say I love the White Mountains, tons of great rugged trails and beauty to be had.
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Old 07-25-2016, 02:48 PM
 
Location: 304
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West Virginia's mountains (The Allegheny's/Potomac Highlands) are more similar to the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mts. than they are to the Catskills, Adirondacks, and Green Mts. So WV would have to be in the "Southern Appalachians" if not its own region. I love the mountains here in WV so much, but I have also lived in the Adirondacks. This is a tough call, as I am a major homer for everything WV! lol

I think I'll vote southern based on unfair bias
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Far Southwestern Virginia
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I regret only offering 2 options that being southern and northern. If I could redo it I would add the central Appalachians as an option. Probably putting it's southern dividing line just north of Snowshoe WV, in the Allegheny Mountains and its northern dividing line just above the Catskills in NY. Also, I decided to add the Adirondack mountains as although they aren't geologically considered part of the range they are on the east of the St.Lawrence river. That being said I believe my definition of the central Appalachians wouldn't gain a lot of votes. As the 2 juggernauts of the range are the Smoky Mountains Of the south and White Mountains of the north, thus polarizing the popularity of the range on 2 sides with a rather low elevation center barely relevant in comparison. That being said the central mountains are pretty. In case you are wondering I live in southwestern Virginia in a small town called Honaker. Often times fellow Virginians from the other areas of the state forget about our existence and issues. The area is highly undeveloped however has some amazing mountains and trails.

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Old 07-25-2016, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Far Southwestern Virginia
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Originally Posted by Robert The Red View Post
The Appalachian Mountains are truly a beautiful mountain range as a whole all the way from northern Alabama to Eastern Quebec. The dividing line between the northern and southern mountains is debatable so I set a Generally Fair Dividing Line. Attachment 172894
Your vote should take consideration into these categories.
1) Personal Experiences
2) Grandeur
3) Accessibility
4) Climate [preference]
5) Recreational Events
6) Culture
7) Flora and Fauna
8) Varied Terrain
It is acceptable to vote if you at least have a general understanding of both regions.
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