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Old 06-01-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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Where are the prettiest rolling hills & mountains in the west...want to buy a piece of property and grow organic flower farm/start winery/tree farm etc. with good climate and growing season. Interested in Montana/Utah/Idaho/Oregon...but where? Lived all over the east and need change of scenery. Thanks for your help.
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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Willamette Valley, Oregon.
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:09 PM
 
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I don't think any of the states you listed are more beautiful than the other but they may offer different growing climates. Washington and Oregon have a lot of wineries but from what I've read you can't just grow any type of grapes there due to the lack of sunshine. I really can't comment on Montana and Idaho's climate. Personally I think Idaho is often overlooked as a beautiful state. People acknowledge that it's pretty but often overshadow by Wash, Oregan, Montana and Wyoming.
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:46 PM
 
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Where are the prettiest rolling hills & mountains in the west...want to buy a piece of property and grow organic flower farm/start winery/tree farm etc. with good climate and growing season. Interested in Montana/Utah/Idaho/Oregon...but where? Lived all over the east and need change of scenery. Thanks for your help.

You will find lots of pretty mountain ranges in most western states. However you used the word "green" to describe what your looking for. If your looking for green, I would recomend the mountains in the east. The appalachians are green, the rockies and cascades/sierras are not as green. Most of the west is very brown, and arid. Many people move out there expecting pine forest and mountains, but end up dissapointed when they see all the desert, water restrictions, burn bans etc. The green part of America is EAST of the high plains.
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:33 AM
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Don't forget the Black Hills! They are probably the greenest mountains in the West, excluding areas near the Pacific. They get ~ 27 inches of rain per year (orographic precip) while everything surrounding them gets only 10 inches,
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:27 AM
 
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Taking into consideration the states you mentioned in your first post, Idaho is your best bet. Big mountains, some of the most beautiful in the entire West, and North Idaho is green all year long, this area would be the greenest of any Rocky Mountain area/state.

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Old 06-02-2010, 09:23 AM
 
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Northwestern Oregon away from Portland and the coast and west of the Willamette Valley reminded me of Appalachia at least in summer conditions when driving through in 2001.
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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You will find lots of pretty mountain ranges in most western states. However you used the word "green" to describe what your looking for. If your looking for green, I would recomend the mountains in the east. The appalachians are green, the rockies and cascades/sierras are not as green. Most of the west is very brown, and arid. Many people move out there expecting pine forest and mountains, but end up dissapointed when they see all the desert, water restrictions, burn bans etc. The green part of America is EAST of the high plains.
Anywhere west of the Cascades in Washington or Oregon, will have lush, verdant, greenery on the hills.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:42 PM
 
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You just described Walla Walla, Washington. Due an image search. Green rolling hills. Not much in the way of mountains to see though.

Check out Star Valley, Wyoming, not too far from Jackson Hole. Stunningly beautiful. Lots of green pastures and near some great mountain scenery. Couple from there:

http://www.kyleweber.name/wordpress/...farm_large.jpg

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/5818875

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/6419263

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