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Old 04-16-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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well.........if the talban dont kill ya, k2 will lol
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:43 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I agree, there are some nice towns that you can also stop through in the region as well regardless of the time of year. I'm quite fond of the area in the Lehigh valley.

When I think about it sometimes Appalachia get's a real bad rap but you in an hour you can either be in Philadelphia or NYC pretty easily. You can also head to places like Bear Mountain or Ramapo state park in NYC, and of course the Palisades
Why is that?
I was considering Staunton, VA, as a relocation target for some time, until I read repeatedly that it is a redneck city, which I take it is a negative thing... Not to mention gang activity
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Europe, in the Land of the mean
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Default Paprika and gold

I just love pictures of forests and mountains ,esp in autumn!! My friends and I would buy small bookmarks of them. We are from the terrible tropics,you see
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Europe, in the Land of the mean
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Candle, I particularly love that third picture u posted. Mount K2 is one of my favourites.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:17 PM
 
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i think after russia, canada, china we are the biggest country (landwise)and seriously many europeans get jealous of us but aside from that i would like to say something, everybody goes skiing in colorado you i live in new mexico because we have alot of the same looking mountain formations we also have taos which known worlwide but not as crowded vail or aspen besides new mexico is just slow easy living
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:02 PM
 
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The Alps are easily accessible from elsewhere in Europe due to the high density of the continent, good rail and road links and frequent flights.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:43 AM
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The Alps and Rockies are not overrated and they are not underrated.

There is such a concept as appropriately rated, and that is true for the case of the Alps and Rocky mountain ranges.

These are other mountain ranges worth recognition and exploration for spectacular varied nature scenery:

Cascades, Sierra, Himalayas, Caucasus, Pamir, Altai, Carpathians, Dinaric, and Andes.

The ones that are the most underrated out of those 9 are the Pamir, Altai, and Caucasus mountain ranges. All of the others seem appropriately rated.

For the 11 different mountain ranges total mentioned, there are probably a few more that exist too.

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Old 04-20-2012, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Europe, in the Land of the mean
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TheKarakoram Range seems under rated, too. Everybody only mentions the Himalayas.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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The Carpathian mountains in Romania may not be as dramatically eye-catching as the Alps, but I mostly prefer them because they are much less travelled and beat-down. And they are among the most unspoiled forested regions left in Europe with good populations of bear and even wolves still!

Climate change/global warming is pushing ski resorts further up the mountains in the Alps. The popularity of auto travel to the Alps has contributed of course and is a bit of a bummer.

So the OP's point is a good one and will be even more true in 50 years.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Denver/Atlanta
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They are rated appropriately. What is there to complain about either?
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