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High-resolution, public-domain, landscape photography archives?

I'm looking for high-resolution (full-color or gray-scale), public domain archives of landscape photography (specifically of terrains and mountains). [more inside]
posted by omar.a on Sep 27, 2014 - 4 answers

Road Trip From Medford to Reno Via Lassen

We are driving from Medford, OR to Reno, NV with a stop at Lassen Volcanic area in two weeks. I was curious about the roads between these places. [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Aug 26, 2014 - 4 answers

A Little Blue Enclave To Call Our Own

We’re looking at a move in the next three to five years. Right now we live in a very conservative area of North Dakota, overwhelmed by an oil boom and all the bad that goes with it. It's time for a change. [more inside]
posted by Ber on Aug 10, 2014 - 15 answers

Seeking a little patch of land under big skies

tl;dr: If you were looking for a place in the U.S. where you could own some land, in beautiful, lonesome country (utilities entirely optional) -- ideally in the mountains or the high desert -- on which to live intermittently throughout the year, where would you look? [more inside]
posted by deathmarch to epistemic closure on Jul 29, 2014 - 28 answers

Where in New England can I take my dad camping to see the Perseids?

When I was very young, my dad took me camping to see the Perseid meteors; it was one of the defining experiences of my life. Now I am grown and he is nearly old, and I would like to turn it around. Help me find a suitable mountaintop in New England to go camping with my dad; somewhere where we won't have to see anyone else. Details within. [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Jul 29, 2014 - 12 answers

Exciting Times in SLC

Suggestions for adventure and outdoorsy fun- on a tight budget, and without a car- in Salt Lake City this weekend? [more inside]
posted by GastrocNemesis on Oct 26, 2013 - 3 answers

Why don't people live on the SF Bay mountains ("hills")?

Driving around the Bay Area, I've always wondered: Why aren't the dry, barren hills around the bay inhabited? [more inside]
posted by mcav on Jun 16, 2013 - 9 answers

Rocky Mountain High

After a recent drive from DC down to Tennessee In Which I Realized I'm a Little Bored with the Appalachians, I would like to plan a family vacation this summer (probably July) somewhere in the Rockies. I need some help figuring out where best to stage this grand adventure. [more inside]
posted by drlith on May 29, 2013 - 10 answers

Should I take a new pair of hiking boots back?

Living in the Alps and going to Iceland in a few weeks, I decided to invest in a decent pair of hiking boots for walking in the mountains, amongst rocks, rough terrain and even volcanoes and glaciers in the case of Iceland. I have not had such shoes for a long time, so am new to such a purchase. After trying the boots at home for a few hours, I am experiencing discomfort in my ankles. Is his normal or should I take the boots back? [more inside]
posted by eurandom on May 26, 2013 - 7 answers

Where can I find a scenic outlook en route to Durango?

Help from Colorado Mefites! I'm driving right now from Silverthorne, CO to Durango, CO and want to find a nice scenic backdrop of the Rockies for some photos. Between not knowing the area very well and finding out about closed roads, I'm having a hard time figuring out where to go. Ideally, it would be a place we can take pictures of our car with nearly nothing in the background but beautiful mountains. Ideas? Thank you in advance!
posted by TessaGal on May 21, 2013 - 6 answers

Outdoorsy things to do less than 4 hours from Boise, Idaho?

Looking for mountains and lakes for hiking and swimming not far from Boise. [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Apr 1, 2013 - 6 answers

Mountain books

I am looking for literary works about mountains. I imagine they exist, because being in mountains and climbing them and seeing everything from up high is such a powerful experience. I know there are movies about this (for instance the silent ones by Arnold Franck), and I suppose there must be an equivalent in writing. Ideally, they would be rather lyrical or poetic texts. Any ideas, hive-mind?
posted by MrMisterio on Sep 14, 2012 - 21 answers

Have you hiked both Table Mountain (in Oregon, USA) and Mt. St. Helens?

Have you hiked both Table Mountain (in Oregon, USA) and Mt. St. Helens? How much more difficult was Mt. St. Helens? [more inside]
posted by jeb on Jul 5, 2012 - 4 answers

Where should we go on our hike?

Suggestions for the absolute best short hike near Asheville, NC? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Mar 16, 2012 - 8 answers

Need help with story set in 1870's Rocky Mountains

Does anyone know the history of mining towns and/or horse ranching in the Rocky Mountains, or where to go to research it? [more inside]
posted by trollnystan on Mar 11, 2012 - 17 answers

Suggestions for hiking in Europe early May?

A hiking trip for two fit late-20s males in Europe in the first week of May: where do we go? [more inside]
posted by ar0n on Mar 2, 2012 - 13 answers

Best National Parks for mountains and snow in April?

Best US/Canadian National Parks in April to see mountains, a bit of spring slush snow, and do a little light hiking/ snowshoeing? [more inside]
posted by inflatablekiwi on Feb 5, 2012 - 13 answers

Big mountains, please.

Headed to Colorado Wednesday... looking for a couple suggestions... [more inside]
posted by beccaj on Jan 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Best place for engagement photos in the CO Rockies?

Best place for engagement photos in the CO Rockies? [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Sep 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Can anyone help me find a cabin in Blue Ridge Georgia for a couple of nights?

I'm looking for an inexpensive cabin rental in the Blue Ridge area of Georgia for a couple of nights at the end of October. Advice from anyone who might know a thing or two? A hot tub would be a super big plus. [more inside]
posted by pandemic on Sep 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me enjoy the scenic views

How and/or can I get over my fear of (a specific kind of) heights? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Aug 27, 2011 - 10 answers

Affordable and romantic getaway near Asheville, NC?

A romantic and affordable place to stay in or around the Asheville, NC area? [more inside]
posted by foxhat10 on Jul 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Lost Location

[Colorado-filter] I awhile ago I asked this question. I'm now driving around Western Colorado, seeing if we can find where this was originally filmed. Anyone have any ideas where it might be? [more inside]
posted by TheRoach on Mar 31, 2011 - 13 answers

Hiking in Israel

Good places to hike in Israel? [more inside]
posted by j1950 on Feb 24, 2011 - 3 answers

Himalayas for the elderly

My recently-widowed father would like me to take him to see the Himalayas. What tour operators should we use or avoid and what issues for a 90-year old such as altitude acclimatisation should we be aware of? My dad can walk unaided but not at any great speed or distance, so long treks are out of the question. What road-based routes afford the best views? All travel tips welcome!
posted by cbrody on Oct 11, 2010 - 11 answers

I Long to See Your Smiling Valley

I am going to Shenandoah National Park for a few days the last week of September. What are your favorite hiking trails, and other sights, in the park? Where would you recommend I stay? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jul 19, 2010 - 15 answers

The stars at night, are big and bright... *clap clap clap clap*

Big Bend v. Guadalupe Mountains: Help me not die out in the deserts of West Texas in August! (Part Two In a Series) [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Jun 16, 2010 - 19 answers

Any tips for travel to Ethiopia?

I'm going on holiday to Ethiopia - specifically, Addis Abeba and some hiking in the Simien Mountains. Does anyone have any tips or recommendations? Whilst I am fairly well travelled, this is the poorest country I will have visited; is there anything I should look out for or anything I should take?
posted by handee on Mar 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Cold Mountain

Are there any reasonable hikes on Mount Rainier this time of year? And if not, what's the next best option? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Mar 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Staying in the Smokes

Putting together a Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg trip for after xmas and before New Years. Looking for lodging recommendations. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Dec 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me relax, hivemind!

I am in Chapel Hill, NC and want to rent a house/cabin somewhere this weekend? Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by sickinthehead on Oct 22, 2009 - 7 answers

Things to Do and See and Eat on the Western Side of the Green Mountains

My sister planned a trip for us to Vermont next weekend, and we are driving up from the Boston area on Friday morning. We will be heading to the western side of the Green Mountains (in between Arlington and Manchester), and I'd love your recommendations for everything and anything in the area and along the way. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Oct 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Help finding and renting apt west of Ancona, Italy.

Good inexpensive family apartments for rent inland from Ancona, Italy in end-October? Need some assistance. [more inside]
posted by avocade on Sep 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me find a dayhike for kids in the white mountains.

Looking for dayhikes in the North Conway area of NH. [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Aug 31, 2009 - 7 answers

What is a good route to avoid Pennsylvania mountain roads?

What is a good route to avoid Pennsylvania mountain roads? [more inside]
posted by Lt. Bunny Wigglesworth on Aug 19, 2009 - 25 answers

Seeing New Zealand in a bit less than a week?

Five days in New Zealand, starting from Christchurch and visiting Wellington somewhere in the middle. How can I narrow down my options for fabulous things to see and do? [more inside]
posted by fermion on Aug 12, 2009 - 18 answers

Up where the air is clear and less humid.

A thinner atmosphere is needed, help a South Carolinian have a fun weekend in the mountains. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Aug 11, 2009 - 10 answers

Canadian National Parks

This is for our Canuck MeFites (or those with knowledge or experience). Please tell me about the Canadian National Park System. [more inside]
posted by netbros on Aug 10, 2009 - 22 answers

Rocky Road Trip Advice

I need some help planning and plotting and figuring what happens between Denver and Portland. I think it might include The Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier, Banff, Seattle and Vancouver, but I'm worried I'm trying to cram too much. [more inside]
posted by jpcody on Jun 29, 2009 - 16 answers

Peace and quiet in Catalunya mtns

Off the beaten track in the Catalunya mountains? [more inside]
posted by computech_apolloniajames on Jun 7, 2009 - 2 answers

Walking from Firenze to Roma!

Calling all Italians: Walking from Firenze to Roma, advice needed! [more inside]
posted by vespr1610 on Jun 6, 2009 - 5 answers

Appalachian Beauty

In a couple weeks, I am going to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to spend a few days. For those of you with experience there, please recommend the best features of the park. [more inside]
posted by netbros on Apr 22, 2009 - 15 answers

Patagonia Panoramas

Please tell me about your experiences in the beautiful mountainous regions of Patagonia, South America. [more inside]
posted by netbros on Mar 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Novice Snowboard Costs, Zero To Sixty?

How much should I budget to both equip myself and my wife for snowboarding and get us enough instruction so that we enjoy it? I mean, we own nothing with the possible exception of some gloves we could use, and we want to get ourselves outfitted and capable of boarding happily all day at places like Heavenly or Whistler. What will this cost, or, barring that, what do we need to budget for?
posted by scrump on Feb 13, 2009 - 19 answers

Mountains for two?

Please recommend a romantic destination and hotel for me and the wife in the mountains (Colorado? Utah?) in February. [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Jan 15, 2009 - 10 answers

Sorry, you are not naked enough to get in the hot tub.

Looking for a vacation rental for a January weekend in the western NC mountains for a college reunion of sorts. Needs to be able to sleep at least 10 people, preferably 12 or even 14. [more inside]
posted by thetenthstory on Sep 11, 2008 - 2 answers

Camping in the Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma. We need a beautiful spot!

Camping in the Arbuckle Mountain Range in Oklahoma: I need a good, quiet, private beautiful spot. [more inside]
posted by jimmyhutch on Mar 20, 2008 - 3 answers

Where should we go in Kentucky/Tennessee?

Within 5 days, where should we take a roadtrip in Kentucky/Tennessee/other close-ish areas? [more inside]
posted by Quidam on Dec 25, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me head for the hills.

Need help finding traditional mountain/snow lodge-type getaway in the U.S. Think the lodge from The Shining (without all the REDRUM). [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Oct 23, 2007 - 8 answers

Why these mountains?

I'm sitting in North Clairemont, San Diego, watching the fires pass by on the north, east and south. Why are all the street names in my neighborhood named after mountain peaks? [more inside]
posted by billtron on Oct 22, 2007 - 18 answers

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