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View Poll Results: The Most Scenic Mountain Range?
Appalachians 15 20.00%
Rockies 21 28.00%
Cascades 27 36.00%
Alaskan Ranges 12 16.00%
Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 12-14-2009, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Cary, North Carolina
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What do you think is the most scenic mountain range in America : The Appalachians, Rockies, Cascades, or the Alaska Range? Personally I prefer
the Appalachians, because of their grace and greenery.
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: IN
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Favortie mountain range: White Mountains, NH.
The Apps are more livable and tolerable on a day to day basis. I wouldn't live anywhere else. Plus, the hiking trail network and ski areas are so user friendly here in NH. The weather changes can be extreme, but quite a bit less harsh compared to the Rocky Mountains. The one big negative regarding the easy accesibility of our mountains is the abuse that occurs from overuse and inconsiderate individuals who like to create new trials on their own by removing vegetation. We have a lot of land in NH that is under a conservation easement from landowners with large parcels. Often, these parcels are public access with old logging trails that can be used. When the people abuse these privilages the land becomes posted and everyone else suffers the consequences. I still think it is excellent we have so much land that is open to the public unlike other states where 99% of all land is PRIVATELY owned. It is HARD to get outdoors when no incentiviaztion exists to promote passive or active recreation.
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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I'll go with the Cascades (although I love em all) because of the volcanic peaks that run along the mountain chain.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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The Sierra's! Out of those that is where I have spent the most time in. Followed by the cascades. The Appalachians are also very lush, green, and beautiful as well.
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I love the Appalachian Mountains......which are often underrated and overlooked simply because of the lack of "high" peaks; but to me they are a flowing river of green valleys and hills and streams and waterfalls.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vw_uqZKjO8 .
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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I like them all, but my heart belongs to the Cascades.
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I prefer the Old West desert type mountains to the greener ranges, so I'll go with the Guadalupes or Big Bend.
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Where is the Grand Tetons? I think theyre the most spectacular looking of all the ranges in the USA.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Franklin WI and also Milwaukee
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Mount Rainier is too awesome not to vote for the cascades
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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I like them all---they all have their own personality, characteristics so unique that in some ways it's like comparing apples and oranges...

...but, like Waterlilly said, my heart belongs to the Cascades.
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