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Show of hands. Who would rather go to the mountains than the beach? Anyone else?

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ProudMary 8 Aug 1

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Both. I would also include polar regions and deserts and say, all four.

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I love hiking to alpine lakes surrounded by white glaciers and jagged mountain peaks. After dark, I look up and feel awed by the glowing Milky Way and billions of sparkling stars. We all need more low-level ecstasy in our lives.

Great pictures. I live just 25 miles away from Estes Park, CO. the gateway to RMNP. I visit all the time and hike many of the trails.

@Duke Hell yes. My house is your house.

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Mountains , cabins and fire pits are where it is at.

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I'll take the beach, thank you!

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A cabin or cottage in the woods for me, please.

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Mountains of course !

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Mountains. For pretty much exactly the same reason HippieChick gave.

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I am surrounded by both. I ask what can one do at the beach, besides launch a kayak. I much prefer a hike in the mountains.

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Mountains nearly every time. But I'll take the beach when the waves are crashing and the wind is howling and there's no one else there.

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I grew up in a beach town was in the coast guard and spent most of my life living near a beach. Today I live In the Shenandoah Valley surrounded by mountains and I love every minute of it

Phin Level 6 Aug 2, 2018
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If I want the beach experience I'll throw some sand in my underwear and my lunch, sit in front of a fan and try to light a cigarette. Gimme the woods any day

Xena Level 6 Aug 1, 2018
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I used to live in the mountains and I still love to go to the mountains.

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I'm going to have to say mountains. I am palest of the pale, and on the beach there is very little shade. I have about 3 minutes of exposure before sunburn. Being pigment challenged is a pain in more ways than one.

@ProudMary I remember when I was young and foolish, I was warned if I went to the beach not to get sand in my Schlitz.

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I grew up near Lake Michigan, so a beach is almost a natural habitat

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As much as I LOVE being in and around water, I voted mountains. I just think they possess more natural beauty. Also, I hate sand.

The one thing about beaches that is totally annoying, the sticky sand.

@Condor5
Yes, exactly.

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D. All of the above.

I like each for different reasons and live in close proximity to both so it's just a matter of which direction I feel like driving.

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I live in the mountains, so life is pretty damned fine.

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To me, the top of a mountain and being at an ocean beach illicit the same reaction. It's almost spiritual.

You see out to the horizon, and you realize that this is just a tiny speck of nothing in the middle of a world that is far more vast than our brain is ready to process. That world is just a tiny speck, invisible in the cosmos. It makes you feel ... I don't know, connected? Like your problems are insignificant, your worries pointless.

The beach wins for me for one reason. Have you ever slept by the seaside? Kick open a window or the door to your balcony and fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing into the shore? I've never slept better.

Also mountains are fucking cold, lol.

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I say beach but I preferred ocean. The ocean at night with no light pollution revels a sky like none other.

You can get that sky in the mountains too. My best view ever of the starry sky was from the White Mountains in New Hampshire.

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That's enough "beach" for me.

@Akfishlady Lake Angeles, it's a little over 4000' up and crystal clear.

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Mountains only in case of tsunami.

Too tsunami ?

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No vote but I am a sailor... a mountain may take me high but only the blue ocean is going to do it for me. And no better view than pulling into a port and you see the city from a distance in the high seas getting closer, league by league, waves smashing in sand, the smell of salt in the air, seagulls pointing toward a distant spot and you realize it is a nude beach!!! ...and no trees to fuck your view. Sleep tighly mountain people, sleep tightly!

It is more than interesting that human nature draws one to either/or so strongly. For me, it is the mountains, no contest. For others, it is the allure of the ocean. It's all good.

@GuyKeith It is all good, there are those who love the smell of the forest... sounds of birds, the sights. Animals running around free. A well placed cabin away fron civilization... It is all good.

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I enjoy both but since I live near the beach. There is nothing like the beach air and sound of the waves. Now a log cabin in the mountains is not a bad thing either.

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I like the mountains but the beach is for me.

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A mountain lake is my pick!

What she said.

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I burn to a crisp in the sun, so the mountains are always friendlier to me...with sunscreen.

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