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Old 01-24-2014, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I didn't realize Arizona was so full of 6,000 ft hills....

North Carolina mountains and peaks • peakery
By the very site you referenced, North Carolina had about 60 peaks listed has higher than 6000 feet. Arizona had 1320.

Looks like about 900 of those are higher than the highest peaks in NC.

Not to say that the choices in western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee wouldn't be good choices.

Actually, there might be more options there than in the southwest. I can think of only 3 places in the southwest that fit the bill. Prescott/Prescott Valley/Chino Valley AZ, and Payson, AZ. In New Mexico, only Silver City fits the bill and it is not terribly "green".

Maybe someplace in North Georgia or Northeast Alabama would work.

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Old 01-24-2014, 07:28 PM
 
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I would second the lower elevation Arizona towns, Prescott and Payson. I'd recommend Prescott first though since it is much more lively and walkable and so forth.
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:19 AM
 
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I'd say Western NC is probably the best for you. If you go any further north it would probably be too cold for you. However, keep in mind that North Carolina 'mountains' are like hills by Arizona standards.
Colorado is probably out of the question if you don't want tonnes of snow. You could try Pueblo or Canon City, as they are slightly warmer than Denver, but it may still be too cold for you.
You could try Bend, OR, Redding, CA, or Reno, NV, as well, but those places probably have cedar pollen.
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By the very site you referenced, North Carolina had about 60 peaks listed has higher than 6000 feet. Arizona had 1320.

Looks like about 900 of those are higher than the highest peaks in NC.

Not to say that the choices in western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee wouldn't be good choices.

Actually, there might be more options there than in the southwest. I can think of only 3 places in the southwest that fit the bill. Prescott/Prescott Valley/Chino Valley AZ, and Payson, AZ. In New Mexico, only Silver City fits the bill and it is not terribly "green".

Maybe someplace in North Georgia or Northeast Alabama would work.
Get over your "confusion".....the original quote stated that NC mountains would seem like hills in comparison, reading comprehension much?
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Get over your "confusion".....the original quote stated that NC mountains would seem like hills in comparison, reading comprehension much?
And they WOULD look like hills in comparison. That's the funny part.

Mount Mitchell is just under 6700 feet (and is the highest point in the Appalachian chain). Meanwhile Arizona has 27 peaks above 10,000 feet.

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Old 01-25-2014, 09:11 AM
 
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Check out Idylwild, CA. Don't know about property taxes but is a fantastic mtn. Town.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:54 AM
 
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And they WOULD look like hills in comparison. That's the funny part.

Mount Mitchell is just under 6700 feet (and is the highest point in the Appalachian chain). Meanwhile Arizona has 27 peaks above 10,000 feet.
I've been out west and know that 6000 feet mountain peaks do not like hills compared to those at 10,000 feet. It's fascinating the amount of size queens who can't make the distinction. Perhaps there is some "envy" involved...
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:44 PM
 
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The OP wants green mountains.
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:40 PM
 
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I've been out west and know that 6000 feet mountain peaks do not like hills compared to those at 10,000 feet. It's fascinating the amount of size queens who can't make the distinction. Perhaps there is some "envy" involved...
Honestly, I don't know why you are trying to argue this. The relief between the bottom and top of Mt Mitchell is about 3700 feet. Compare that to Mt Humphries in Arizona or Mt Graham where the relief is almost twice that. I'm not afraid to say that Mt Ranier (relief over 13000 feet) makes the Arizona Mountains look like "hills". Nor am I afraid to say that the Mountains in NC make our Ouachita and Ozarks in Oklahoma and Arkansas look like "hills".

Regardless, NC locales like Boone or Ashville might be perfect for our picky mountain lady.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:08 PM
 
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By the very site you referenced, North Carolina had about 60 peaks listed has higher than 6000 feet. Arizona had 1320.

Looks like about 900 of those are higher than the highest peaks in NC.

Not to say that the choices in western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee wouldn't be good choices.

Actually, there might be more options there than in the southwest. I can think of only 3 places in the southwest that fit the bill. Prescott/Prescott Valley/Chino Valley AZ, and Payson, AZ. In New Mexico, only Silver City fits the bill and it is not terribly "green".

Maybe someplace in North Georgia or Northeast Alabama would work.
The Mean elevation of Arizona is 4,100 feet, the Mean elevation of North Carolina is 700 feet, so a mountain of similar prominence in Arizona would be ~3,400 feet taller than one in North Carolina, so a 6000 Foot peak in North Carolina would be about a 9,400 foot peak in Arizona.
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:01 PM
 
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