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View Poll Results: Favorite mountain range?
Southern Appalacians (Blue Ridge) - GA, NC, TN, KT, VA, WV 27 17.76%
Catskills - NY 5 3.29%
Adirondacks - NY 13 8.55%
Northern Appalacians (New England) - MA, VT, NH, ME, CT, NY, PA, NJ 19 12.50%
Ozarks - AR 8 5.26%
Rockies - CO, WY, MT, UT, ID 57 37.50%
Cascades - WA, OR, CA 41 26.97%
Olympics - WA 17 11.18%
Sierra Nevada - CA, NV 34 22.37%
Other (specify) 13 8.55%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 152. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-07-2008, 07:49 PM
 
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I like all the Appalachians, rockies, cascades, Olympics, and Ozarks.

Although i find it sad that although i can look out my window here in Maryland and see the Appalachians, the op doesn't think they exist here
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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Sierra Nevada by far. Rocky Mountains a distant second for me.
Google Images:
http://neatorama.cachefly.net/images/2007-03/general-sherman-sequoia.jpg (broken link)
http://www.desktopscenes.com/Scenes%20from%20a%20Day%20at%20Yosemite%20%282003% 29/Yosemite%20Valley%20View%20Panorama.jpg (broken link)
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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The Ouachita Mountains of Oklahoma and Arkansas are not on that list either.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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I've driven by that mountain in the exact same light. It is something I could never tire looking at. Thanks for the pictures.
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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i never knew there was a mountain range in Oklahoma.
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:50 PM
 
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The Ouachita Mountains of Oklahoma and Arkansas are not on that list either.
The Ozarks are however. But that's the reason for the write-in option. There are also some other mountain ranges in California separate from the Sierras that I could have added to the poll, such as the San Gabriels, San Bernadinos, Lagunas, and San Jacintos. There's also the Guadalupe Mountains in Texas.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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The Guadalupe Mountains in Texas remind me of the movie Holes.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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The ROCKIES will always be AMERICAS favorite mountains! We have some of the Tallest!

Appalacians are toooo small, the elevation where i live is higher than the Appalacians
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:53 PM
 
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A comes before R in the alphabet so the Appalachians are better than the rockies

i wonder how the mountains in the Appalachians would compare to the mountains in the Rockies if they were just going from Base to top, not including sea level but by actual height. I think it would be more accurate than how its measured

For Example, THIS is 5,424 feet (ingnoring the guy haha), in Nebraska


while THIS, is 5344 ft, in New York state
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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I voted for the Sierra Nevada range because it truly contains some of the most stunning mountain scenery in the country. One need look no further than the Yosemite Valley picture posted somewhere above to realize that the Sierras are a special place. For me, the Cascades would be a close second. The range itself is not nearly as high, generally, as the rockies or sierras, but the fact that it is regularly interspersed with volcanoes greatly increases the drama of the landscape. Currently, I live a 90 minute drive from the Virginia appalachians -- it is nothing like out west, but I've got love for the appalachians too!!!
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