Favorite mountain town in each state

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Re: Favorite mountain town in each state

Postby Dark Helmet » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:01 am

wildlobo71 wrote:
Vermont Mike wrote:West Virginia - I'm pretty sure there's no nice towns in West Virginia


I would beg to differ - Morgantown is nice... Bluefield is nice... the rest suck.




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Re: Favorite mountain town in each state

Postby plantmandan » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:03 am

Lone Pine, California.
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Re: Favorite mountain town in each state

Postby earthman » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:25 am

Creede, CO...
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Re: Favorite mountain town in each state

Postby rainydayrenee » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:39 am

Just going off a few places I've been that I really enjoyed...

OR - Bend
WY - Jackson but as someone noted, Pinedale has some great places too (Green River Lakes). I lived in Star Valley for 2 years and a ton to do around there too (mountain wise, not town wise...)
ID - Driggs (love Grand Targhee)
UT - Park City or Moab
CO - Allenspark (special place in my heart there), Lake City, Glenwood, but really enjoy everywhere I go here! If you search hard enough, there are gems in every town! \:D/
TN - Gatlinburg
NC - Asheville
NM - Taos
AZ - Kanab (Grand Canyon North Rim? :-D )
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Re: Favorite mountain town in each state

Postby Scott P » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:46 am

AZ - Kanab (Grand Canyon North Rim? )


That one is on the Utah side. The town on the AZ side is Fredonia. :-D
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Re: Favorite mountain town in each state

Postby rainydayrenee » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:50 am

Scott P wrote:
AZ - Kanab (Grand Canyon North Rim? )


That one is on the Utah side. The town on the AZ side is Fredonia. :-D


Ha, thanks! ..didn't take the time to look that up on a map but Grand Canyon in general I guess I love...N&S sides... :)
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Re: Favorite mountain town in each state

Postby Brian Thomas » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:19 am

Since the only response about Ohio was a sarcastic quip about Findlay, someone needs to step up and represent.

Northern - Peninsula: home to Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Boston Mills / Brandywine Ski Resort (vertical drop 240 feet)
Southern - Athens: home to Ohio University (great school to major in Recreational Pharmaceuticals) and close proximity to the Hocking Hills
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Re: Favorite mountain town in each state

Postby Scotzman » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:50 pm

Brian Thomas wrote:Since the only response about Ohio was a sarcastic quip about Findlay, someone needs to step up and represent.

Northern - Peninsula: home to Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Boston Mills / Brandywine Ski Resort (vertical drop 240 feet)
Southern - Athens: home to Ohio University (great school to major in Recreational Pharmaceuticals) and close proximity to the Hocking Hills

In reguards to mountains and hiking, lets face it..some states were made for hiking and other to be driven through.
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Re: Favorite mountain town in each state

Postby kimo » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:15 pm

Kaupo, Maui, Hawaii. It's the start of the less traveled Kaupo Trail into Haleakala NP. From sea to summit.

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Re: Favorite mountain town in each state

Postby RobE » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:50 pm

Alaska:
For a small town: McCarthy, population 28. Gateway to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. The Road to McCarthy by Pete McCarthy is a fun read.
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For a big town: Talkeetna, population 876. Denali mountaineering headquarters.
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Re: Favorite mountain town in each state

Postby LetsGoMets » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:58 pm

Scotzman wrote:NY- Lake Placid, with an honorable mention to Keene Valley
VT- Waterbury
NH- Lincoln



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Re: Favorite mountain town in each state

Postby pills2619 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:43 pm

Lake City is a nice little mountain town but I feel like I transported to Texas every time I go there... and not to Austin.
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