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I Really Love the Mountains

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    Hiking With Friends

    I hiked all morning with two friends to a beautiful summit at approximately 9000 feet. The view from the top was spectacular, with green mountains all around us, and a distant view of the valley where we live.  We talked about life, people, politics, culture.  We also talked...
    jimmyblue jimmyblue 41-45, M Jul 26, 2012

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    vaccticuz vaccticuz 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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    Best Of Both Worlds

    My husband & I left smoggy, crowded Los Angeles in 1980 to the fresh, crisp air of the mountains. Our family thought we were crazy, but from the first time we met, we both said we wanted to leave the city. Now I know, mountain living is not for everyone. There is a saying we have...
    Angelly Angelly 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2013

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    My first experience was

    when I travelled to Vancouver. Whistler was just amazing. It far exceeded my expectations. Its beauty is something I hope to experience again. Another reason Im a proud Canadian.
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 10

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    Yeah. True enough. On the A5

    as you enter North Wales. You drive up this steep section of road and they just rise up in front of you!!! Wonderful:)
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jul 29, 2014

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    Home

    I remember the first time I saw mountains. I was seven years old, and up to that point had lived (mostly) in the Great Plains.  Dad had a job interview in Colorado, so off we went, driving from near Omaha.From the moment I saw the mirage-ish outlines of the Rockies I was in...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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    blodynyrhaf blodynyrhaf 13-15, F Mar 18

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    They make for pretty pics

    and I like hiking them.
    Randomology Randomology 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    I live in a country that is mostly mountains.

    In the summer I spend a lot of time on Mynydd Du. It means Black mountain. But it isn't really black. The colour changes with the weather.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 6

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    I Grew Up N Arkansas

    n the mountains there are so beautiful I just want to go back home & go hiking for days
    misskasey misskasey 18-21 2 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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    How can you say there is no God

    when all around creation calls? -Brian Doerkson The majestic mountains cry out the Maker name!
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    Zoekosmopoulos Zoekosmopoulos 18-21, F Feb 22

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    A Place Of Escape.

    Although my work confines me to the indoors I've always been an outdoors-man. Given the slightest opportunity you'll find me somewhere out there in nature enjoying what it has to offer. I am no "nature snob" so anything will do, no matter if it is a rainforest, the African...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    Especially the ones in arizona gorgeous view of

    phoenix and a place to take away all the stress I hope to go back for a visit this year!
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Quarterly. One drive.

    Unless looking at some. From a distance.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I go on road trips every year,

    and my favourite place to go, is the mountains. I just love cruising through the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The roads are fun to drive on, the traffic is usually pretty light, (if I go at the right time that is). And the scenery that surrounds them is the icing on the cake...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M Jul 22, 2014

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    Mountains of Virginia

    I have lived in the mountains of Virginia all my life. I love to hike and explore the many trails winding through these mountains. They hold such beauty and intrigue. Theres always something new out there. When I climb to some of the highest peaks, I feel like Im on top of the...
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 10 Responses Nov 8, 2007

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    Fixed My Facial Sinus With A Home Remedy. Quick Relief.

    Roasted a little turmeric in a pan ! and inhaled the vapors - off the stove at a very low heat. Instant relief in 5 minutes. I feel better already.
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 8, 2012

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    Although I am having problems in relationship.

    I have an amazing view that soothes my soul. I can just disappear in the glory and majesty of the mountains. There's nothing better than sitting in silence and looking at the sleeping Giants.
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 14

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    There are few things I love more

    than walking in the hills in the UK. Too bad none of my friends like it.
    Northerner242 Northerner242 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5, 2014

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    For most of my life, I enjoyed easy access to

    the Rocky Mountains. After graduating, I found work in a concrete jungle where nature is not appreciated or understood. I don't like the feeling that my dream to live in the mountains is a distant fantasy now. I know a mountain is more than escaping to a pampered ski resort...
    BicycleAdventure BicycleAdventure 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 19, 2014

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    Went to Colorado last summer

    and all I wanted to do was sit and stare.
    Rebecca321 Rebecca321 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 16, 2014

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    I'm A Highlander, After All :)

    Yesterday I came back from the mountains and I think it was one of the most beautiful and memorable holidays in my life. I love the mountains. No wonder – my father is a highlander so highland blood runs through my veins. I ‘ve always preferred the mountains to the seaside...
    touchOFspring touchOFspring 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    Some days Suburbia feels like a tortuous prison.

    I'm ready for a getaway. This is what I'd rather be seeing when I look out the window first thing in the morning.
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 6

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    I was in the mountains today.

    It was so foggy you couldn't see anything. And windy and really wet. I had a picnic in the car.
    LaurenHaf LaurenHaf 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I love mountains - Drove to Oro valley ,

    Tucson, AZ in 2009 ! fantastic.
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 22, 2014

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    I really love mountains

    and I drove through the Pyrenes between France and Spain.
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M Sep 20, 2014

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    As A Child....

    I used to spend my summers in Cold Creek Canyon, Colorado.... It was a lovely place..... literally a postcard vision in every direction you looked.... I would stay at my aunts house, where she ran a small horse farm.... Everyday we would ride the horses through the trails up and...
    searchingmysoul searchingmysoul 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    Tennessee

    I believe Tennessee would be the best place in the world to live. I love the mountain air. I love to go there everytime I get the chance. I would love nothing more than to live in a log cabin overlooking that beautiful country. Something about it just seems to make everything...
    2B4ME 2B4ME 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    I love the views that you get

    when you're up in the mountains. I also like that it's basically free to just walk or hike on up and just be at peace and get a real whiff of fresh air.
    simplycomplex82 simplycomplex82 31-35, M Aug 6, 2014

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    Once upon a time ....

    Long nights, hot wine, singing by the fire in the middle of nowhere, mountains covered in snow ..... That was my guilty pleasure.
    domipl domipl 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2014

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    The Himalayas

      On route to the Himalayas in northern Tibet. Going west from Nagchu from the Changtang Plateau into the mountains, on the way to Domba, I went on horseback taking along a dzo (a domesticated yak) to carry the gear. At 4500m on up, everything that was white...
    Deki Deki 31-35, F 9 Responses Feb 27, 2009

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    There was snow on the mountains today.

    No idea when it fell! It's been dry and sunny here for a week!
    Hafren15 Hafren15 13-15, F Mar 21

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    They are so beautiful.

    .. I would love to live in the mountains in a spacious house/cabin that has a lot of big windows so I can appreciate the view daily! I really just love mountains!!!
    MsAnonymous1 MsAnonymous1 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    If your lucky enough to live in the mountains

    your lucky enough! Our front yard!
    MrsJoanieBNH MrsJoanieBNH 56-60, T 1 Response Mar 19

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    I have lived in the Pennsylvania mountains all

    of my life and that's home to me !! Stayin in North Carolina is horrible !!! It's wayyyyy to flat !! I miss my mountains
    Emilykunkel22 Emilykunkel22 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Lush

    I love my mountain home, surrounded by lush green rainforest. My house is snuggled into the side of a mountain all safe and secure.50 Acres of lush green, breathing in the mountain air every day. Watching the birds and butterfly's and hearing nothing but the rustle of leaves in...
    HowMuchCanaKoalaBear HowMuchCanaKoalaBear 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 4, 2012

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    Awesome

    I have lived in Colorado for most of my life and LOVE the mountains!! I don't ski, so don't get up to them very often in the Winter. But during the Summer..it's a whole different story.:) When I was a kid, we used to go to the mountains on most weekends..for picnics or just to...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 5, 2012

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    I went in Trentino in Parco Adamello Brenta,

    Italy for two days solo hiking, it was such an amazing experience, cause when your going solo your being quiet and you can see many animals, the landscape was superb! In the night it was very scary though cause of all the forest noises and owls haha! But when your out of the...
    kar10236857 kar10236857 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2014

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    From a Flatlander

    Being a flatlander I just can't get over seeing mountains, big ones, small one, and even a little hill is good now and then.  Looking up at a snow covered mountain, give me a sense of amazement.  Thinking of the power that was needed to create them and also knowing in a...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 21, 2008

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    I Am Lucky Enough To Live Close

    to the White Mountains, I have been up several times and it never gets old! The air alone is amazing, it feels crisper and cleaner than the city air, nevermind how beautiful it is! I've climbed Indian Head (Mt.Pemigewasset) a couple times and also Mt Crawford. There is NOTHING...
    polkio polkio 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2012

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    Another Beautiful Mountain Pic

    thought would give you all another picture view from a friends yard after it snowed
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 19, 2013

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    Although I am not born here,

    but i really adore the mountains i can see from distance. When i had fights with parents and relatives, when my friends left, when i had a meaningless life, and no beloved girl ever, then came my fascination for mountains. I feel like at home, and I felt that it was the...
    tytydf45 tytydf45 18-21, M Mar 22

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    I love walking in the mountains.

    I live right by them. I ain't walked there in the winter. But the weather is getting better.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 5

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    Really Love the Mountains.

    ..................
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 21 hrs ago

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    I live in Wales. It is a mountainous country.

    I love walking in the mountains near my house. There is still snow on the mountains. I am looking forward to Summer and walking up there. It's too dark in winter.
    LaurenHaf LaurenHaf 13-15, F Mar 23

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    Driving atop small mountains is adventurous.

    Here we have something called Nandi - Hills about a 3000 ft high. But the road to the top is good and cool breezes.
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M Mar 22, 2014