Have you ever seen any mountains?

@maximax8 (27048)
August 11, 2008 4:38pm CST
I like to see different scenery when I am traveling. Mountains can be pretty to look at or fun to climb. I have seen the snow covered mountains of Switzerland and Austria. I have climbed up mountains in Australia and New Zealand. Have you seen mountains? If so where? Would you choose to climb a mountain or go skiing?
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I have seen the Colorado Rockies several time and have even driven in them. They are so majestic. I have also driven through the Allegheny and Appalachian Mountains. I haven't climbed or hiked the trails in ether of them.
@maximax8 (27048)
16 Aug 08
The Rockies sound stunning. I hope that you go hiking in the mountains one day then you will see amazing views. A couple of months ago I walked around a gorge and it had spectacular view. Many rock climbers were attempting to go up steep rock face.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I would love to hike the rocky mountians or any other mountians but my health doesn't allow me to.
@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
12 Aug 08
I quite enjoy skiing, but I'm pretty hopeless at it. I have only been a few times, and just in Australia where the snow is only in a small area during winter, and even then is rather unreliable. It is ridiculously expensive to ski here. I'd love to go to New Zealand and have proper skiing lessons - perhaps even go heliskiing. That would be amazing.
@maximax8 (27048)
16 Aug 08
I hope that you get to go heliskiing one day. Then you could ski down some untouched snow in a wild landscape. It is a shame that skiing is expensive in Australia, someone said a beach holiday in Queensland is far cheaper than a skiing holiday in the Snowy Mountains. New Zealand has some amazing mountains so it might be lovely for you to pop over there.
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@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
17 Aug 08
Just going in a helicopter would be pretty cool ... lol! I've never been in one. You are right, skiing is much, much more expensive than going to Queensland. I'm pretty sure it's $100 a day just for ski hire, let alone the other gear, lift tickets, accommodation, transport, food and so on. As long as you go for a couple of weeks, it's cheaper to go to New Zealand to ski. That's why Australia is generally not very well represented in the winter Olympics - there just isn't the opportunity. I am in awe of mountains like the Alps. They are stunning and spectacular. When I was in Scotland I really wanted to climb a mountain, as they look deceptively like big hills. I think it would be a lot, lot harder than it looks once you actually started climbing!
• United States
16 Aug 08
I like seeing mountains, I have viewed some mountains from a city not to far away from me and they are wonderful. I guess I am fascinated by them because were I grew up it was all flat land.
@maximax8 (27048)
16 Aug 08
Yes, hilly ground and mountains are in some ways more attractive than flat ground. It is great that you have got some mountains not that far away from you that you can visit sometimes.
@kiwikidz (753)
• New Zealand
12 Aug 08
Yes and I believe these ones to be the most beautiful in the world, but I am bias as they are in my backyard and at the moment are covered in snow. I live in the south island of New Zealand and can see everyday the southern alps.
@maximax8 (27048)
16 Aug 08
I found the South Island was so beautiful that it amazed me and I found it breathtaking. I did the Abel Tasman and the Queen Charlotte tracks, saw the Southern Alps and Fox Glacier. You are so lucky to see the mountains every day.
• Lubbock, Texas
12 Aug 08
Climbing mountains and skiing requires just way more physical effort and co ordination than I have, but I love driving through the different mountains in Colorado and New Mexico. The Rockies afford such beauty all year. I worked for Philmont Scout Ranch one summer. The hikers started their treck in shorts, but had to carry cool weather gear with them as the higher altitudes can be quite cold and sometimes they would even encounter show. The lakes and rivers are COLD even in August and you don't have to drive very far to get out of the oppressive summer heat. I love Cimarron canyon. You can sit by the river and listen to the aspens sough even when there seems to be no wind. The mountains around Los Alamos are beautiful. There's very little vegetation, the rock is striated and vari-colored. Spectacular view! Glorietta Pass near Santa Fe is also a beautiful place to behold. There is a mixture of the beautifully striated rock and vegetation!
@maximax8 (27048)
16 Aug 08
I really love your excellent description of the mountains and their surrounding area. If the heat is oppressive in the summer a lake or a river would be refreshingly cool for you. I especially like imaging the sight of the colored rock instead of vegetation at the Glorietta Pass.
@di1159 (1580)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I live in Miami so I only see beaches! I've traveled to the Smokies a couple of times and to the Rockies once. I think they are inspiring and breathtaking. They are both so different and so beautiful. I have hiked a few times, but am not a fan of cold weather or skiing so I guess I'd stick to the climbing. The sight of them really helps you appreaciate nature and all its power.
@maximax8 (27048)
16 Aug 08
The beaches in Florida are white sand white sand with palm trees so that is perfect. Hiking in the mountains is a wonderful experience but as you like the tropical heat skiing would not be so enjoyable for you. Yes, Mother Nature is amazing and I really appreciate it.
• China
12 Aug 08
yes. i also like climbing mountains. I am working in QIngdao, China. Laoshan Mountain is a famous mountain in Qingdao. Most of tourists visit Qingdao and they will go to Laoshan Mountain. i like climbing a mountain but it is rather tiring and interesting.
@maximax8 (27048)
16 Aug 08
It is great that many tourists climb Laoshan Mountain to get a wonderful view. Yes, walking up a mountain is tiring but worthwhile I feel.
@tutul0045 (2631)
• India
12 Aug 08
Mountains in Lonavala - Thats the place where we go for fun!
Hey there, I have seen a lot of mountains in my life. The place where iam living is full of mountains. India is a Country where u will get all weather anfd u can c whateveru want. from snow to rivers, sea, lakes everything. I like to spend my vacations to a hill station called 'lonavala'. There are various resorts in the hill stations and really its terrefic to sepnd soem time there. Actually right from my balcony i can c mountains. The chair where iam sitting now, if i turn my head i can c series of mountains. Its that close to me, lol. Cheers, Tutul
@maximax8 (27048)
16 Aug 08
Hello Tutul. Yes, the hill stations seem really popular in India. I would really like to go to India one day to climb a mountain, see the Taj Mahal and spend time on some of the beaches. I would travel around by train. It is excellent that from where you are sitting you can see mountains. Wow!
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
11 Aug 08
I have gone up the Troodos Mountains in Cyprus and from there a wonderful view awaits, providing you can climb or get up a mountain the views are spectacular, from the top of mountains you can see so much for miles! You feel like the great creator looking down on people and the wonderful creations. The scenery can be breathtaking, I don't fancy skiing but I certainly would love to climb up the mountains and New Zealand is on my list of places to go in my lifetime.
@maximax8 (27048)
12 Aug 08
The Troodos Mountains sound stunning and the views must have been spectacular. It is surprising with a clear view how tiny things look below the mighty high mountains. I have been to fantastic New Zealand and have was dropped off to walk up a mountain. It was a steep climb and the views all the way up were breathtaking. I got to the top, admired the view and looked at my watch. Oh my! I had to rush down the experienced climbers route anyway which I am not by the way. That was challenging and exciting. I hope that you go to New Zealand one day soon my friend Wolfie.
• United States
11 Aug 08
I have been to the Rockies about a dozen times and I LOVE them!! They are so beautiful, always snow capped.. even in the summer. I have gotten the privilege to climb a few of them, but most of all I just love staring at them! I would love to check out the Alps and the Himalayas someday!!
@maximax8 (27048)
12 Aug 08
Wow! I would love to see the Rockies and see the picturesque lakes. The mountains are so high that they remain snow capped even in the winter. I hope that you get to go on a wonderful trip to the Himalayas one day.
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
16 Nov 08
the mountains at Banff - Banff Park mountains
I live in Alberta so I am close to the mountains in BC. It is only an hours drive from here, Calgary, to Banff which is where the mountains start. We go for rides to the mountains often. Not only in the summer either, we sometimes go in the winter because the mountains are beautiful with all the snow on them. And the trees in the mountains, with snow all over them, very pretty. We also still see a lot of animal life in the winter. I love to just sit in my car and watch the goats and moose and deers. It is so peaceful in the mountains. Here is a picture of the mountains in Banff National Park Alrighty then, talk to you later my friend, Your friend, Chris
• United States
14 Sep 08
Yes, the Himalayas. What divine beauty !! Indeed a masterpiece of the creator !! And the Black Hills .. I love mountains because of their scenic beauty and climatic conditions.
@tidgea (355)
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
I live in the Philippines and we belong to the 'Pacific Ring of Fire'... There are so many active and dormant volcanoes and mountains here. In my home city, here can be found the highest mountain in our country. It is even visible from the downtown area. Other mountains/volcano in our country is the Mt. Mayon which has a perfect cone shape. Another is the Mt. Pinatubo that erupted in 1991 in which so many people lost their lives. The ashes from the eruption even reached hawaii. It also increased the planet's temperature by 1 degree celcius.
@nengs10 (3189)
• Philippines
22 Aug 08
I have and I even tried climbing high mountain peaks. The feeling is so distinct that you look for it frequently. I still see mountains whenever I go to the countryside and visit some people and places there.
@valeria1 (2724)
• United States
22 Aug 08
Oh I did see many mountains, in south of Brazil, in Bariloche, Argentina, did not sky but had the most fun and also in Colorado gorgeous scenario loved it!
@nabiha (50)
• China
22 Aug 08
I born in Mountains area.hehe.everyday waching it. kinds of boring now. I heard that India Dajiling mountain is very very nice. PS: i am in china
• India
17 Aug 08
I came from a range that is an extension of the Himalayan mountain. I love to go back home whenever I go to the city. But living in the mountain for a long time makes you feel wanna go back to the city cos life in the mountain is so slow. You don't get to eat what you want nor could you surf internet. You can't travel to other places easily cos there's no train, but if it's a stay for few weeks then living in a mountain is a terrific experiences. You get clean air, clean water, and quiet place and stuff.
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I have seen the Rockie Mountains many, many times. I have camped in them and climbed them. I have also traveled through the Appalachian Mountains. I love the formations that the mountains have hidden in them. I like to go hiking through the mountains.