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Old 03-02-2017, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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OP - here's an album of Colorado hiking pics. Some are on the plains, but most are in the mountains.

Keep in mind the photos here only cover a small area of the state. I've yet to do any serious hiking in the Mosquito, Sawatch, Sangre de Cristo, Elk, or San Juan Mountains, and I don't do a ton of hiking on the plains because I prefer the mountains.
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Old 03-03-2017, 08:02 AM
 
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Sandpoint, Idaho would be a great place to add to your list. It is not far from the international airport in Spokane.

The Sun Valley/Ketchum area is very expensive, you may be able to find more affordable rental units in Hailey which is just down the highway from Ketchum...unless your budget allows you to spend the $$ for rentals in Ketchum. The Sawtooth Mountains/Wilderness are outside of Sun Valley and one of the most beautiful areas in the Rocky Mountains. That valley is surrounded by 4 mountain ranges, definitely world class scenery. There is an airport in Hailey and your're not far from the airport in Boise.



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http://www.sandpoint.com/NewsArticle...pointidaho.jpg

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Old 03-03-2017, 08:45 AM
 
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In terms of the Adirondacks, this may help: https://www.adkhearthsiderealty.net

Perhaps look into the Catskills and Poconos as well.
This may be an option as well:
http://gotravelaz.com/wp-content/upl...urgh_23332.jpg


Plattsburgh, NY | Official Website
GoAdirondack.com-The Adirondack Coast
North Country Chamber-Home


It has an "international" airport and it has close proximity to Montreal and Burlington VT as well. You could get to VT via ferry: Lake Champlain Ferries


Airport: Plattsburgh International Airport-Home


You could look into this area as well: Glens Falls is full of things to do, delicious restaurants, and numerous places to shop for everyone in your family or friends.


Lake George: Official Guide to Lake George NY Hotels, Restaurants, Vacations & More
EASY TO GET TO. EASY TO ENJOY | Lake George Area
Lake George Guide - Lake George Guide to New York Tourism


For something smaller and more secluded: Old Forge New York in the Adirondacks | McCauley Mountain Ski | Water Park | Cruises | Lodging | Museums | Hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, boating, snowmobiling
http://www.adirondackrr.com/


Or: The Adirondacks | Lake Placid, Adirondacks
Saranac Lake, NY - The Adirondacks' Coolest Place
Tupper Lake, Adirondacks
It is also known as the Tri Lakes Area of the Adirondacks.

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Old 03-03-2017, 09:00 AM
 
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I forgot to add Coeur d'Alene to my previous post, it is near Sandpoint.

Also, check out McCall which is a few hours north of Boise and situated on a glacial lake, Payette Lake, next to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and the Salmon River.

All three of these mountain towns situated adjacent to the lakes are unique in the inland west.
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:03 AM
 
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Leadville, Echo Lake, and Golden Gate Canyon are all close to or above 10,000 ft altitude. Not exactly representative of more than a very small percentage of human habitation areas.

For cooler sunshine and mountains, parts of OR and WA (both coastal and montane regions) would be the best match for a summer stay. They are the most "dog-friendly" states in the US, which sometimes is a negative thing (depending on the dogs' owners) but which you might like.
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Old 03-03-2017, 11:09 AM
 
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This may be an option as well:
http://gotravelaz.com/wp-content/upl...urgh_23332.jpg


Plattsburgh, NY | Official Website
GoAdirondack.com-The Adirondack Coast
North Country Chamber-Home


It has an "international" airport and it has close proximity to Montreal and Burlington VT as well. You could get to VT via ferry: Lake Champlain Ferries


Airport: Plattsburgh International Airport-Home


You could look into this area as well: Glens Falls is full of things to do, delicious restaurants, and numerous places to shop for everyone in your family or friends.


Lake George: Official Guide to Lake George NY Hotels, Restaurants, Vacations & More
EASY TO GET TO. EASY TO ENJOY | Lake George Area
Lake George Guide - Lake George Guide to New York Tourism


For something smaller and more secluded: Old Forge New York in the Adirondacks | McCauley Mountain Ski | Water Park | Cruises | Lodging | Museums | Hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, boating, snowmobiling
http://www.adirondackrr.com/


Or: The Adirondacks | Lake Placid, Adirondacks
Saranac Lake, NY - The Adirondacks' Coolest Place
Tupper Lake, Adirondacks
It is also known as the Tri Lakes Area of the Adirondacks.
One other thing that may help with Plattsburgh and the eastern Adirondacks is that you can take the train to see your family and to NYC. https://m.amtrak.com/mt/www.amtrak.c...search-results

Port Henry, Port Kent, Westport and Fort Edward/Glens Falls are other train stations in the Adirondacks with service directly to Downstate.
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