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Ham And Glass
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Three families going to the Mountains next summer
Three families that are sick of going to the beach are looking for suggestions on somewhere to go in the mountains--somewhere besides Yellowstone/Jackson Hole and besides Yosemite. Does not have to be out West. Does not have to be a National Park. Just away from the Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi heat.
Criteria: place with a nice sized town nearby with decent restaurants, fishing, hiking, other outdoor activities.
Any suggestions?



Cash
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re: Three families going to the Mountains next summer
Vail, Aspen, Truckee


Tyga Woods
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re: Three families going to the Mountains next summer
Sedona/Flagstaff/Grand Canyon


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Ham And Glass
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re: Three families going to the Mountains next summer
I forgot to mention that my parents lived in Denver for a decade and I've been all over Colorado. Very interested in Truckee/TAHOE. Thanks for suggesting that.


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re: Three families going to the Mountains next summer
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Vail


Is crap in the summer, Breckenridge was a much better summer town. I think Steamboat is as well...


Tyga Woods
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re: Three families going to the Mountains next summer
Telluride is pretty awesome. Can get hot though


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Aubie Spr96
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re: Three families going to the Mountains next summer
Asheville.


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Three families going to the Mountains next summer
Flying or driving?


PNW
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re: Three families going to the Mountains next summer
Saranac Lake, NY


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Ham And Glass
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re: Three families going to the Mountains next summer
Doesn't really matter.


nicholastiger
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re: Three families going to the Mountains next summer
Best summer vacation to beat the heat is Maine, Acadia National Park, great weather. Enough to do in and around that area you could do to make it fun for kids. A lot of small coastal towns to visit as well in that corridor and New Hampshire mountains are close as well.


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BLIZZAKE7
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re: Three families going to the Mountains next summer
Steamboat is great in the summer


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PJinAtl
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re: Three families going to the Mountains next summer
Look into something in the Adirondacks of NY. If you are a baseball fan you could probably work in a trip to Cooperstown as well.


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baldona
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re: Three families going to the Mountains next summer
I mean what are you looking for? Why not Jackson hole, I mean what are you looking to avoid there?

You have tons of options as said Appalachians in North Carolina, New England, somewhere like glacier national park. There's plenty of places you can go in Colorado, Montana, etc. that are less known too just to camp.

I'm going to fly into Salt Lake City and rent a motorhome for a week with very little plans to explore Yellowstone.


baldona
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re: Three families going to the Mountains next summer
On another note, no way in hell I'd plan a vacation like that with other families unless another family could completely abort and your vacation would not be affected. As in, no way I'd book a house together to stay, etc.

I rent two vacation places that are multi families, every year I have multiple bookings cancel or try to cancel because one of 3-4 can't make it. I remind everyone we have a strict cancelation policy and I only take payment from one person not multiple families. Sometimes it's uncontrolled like someone gets sick, but many times one family just bails.

I'm just saying, most families get 2-3 week vacations a year at most there is no way I'd plan them relying on another family to make or break it.
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Ham And Glass
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re: Three families going to the Mountains next summer
Been to Jackson Hole. I liked it minus the douchebags which seemed to be everywhere. Parents lived in Colorado. Have done most of the National Parks. Lived in North Carolina for a year.

Looking for one large house for 3 brothers and our families where we can get away from each other with different activities: Bike Trails and Good restaurants for the ladies, fishing for the guys. So far, there have been some good suggestions. Glad I asked.


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re: Three families going to the Mountains next summer
Estes Park, CO


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Cash
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re: Three families going to the Mountains next summer
Truckee is awesome

Spend a day on and around the lake. Great hiking. Good but not too intense white water rafting. North Star is cool. Ropes course at Tahoe City is great.Wide variety of dining. Almost no culture.


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Three families going to the Mountains next summer
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Doesn't really matter.


Tahoe area is cool. Everything to fit the activities you want plus close to some great national parks.


TigerRob20
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re: Three families going to the Mountains next summer
Another vote for the N Lake Tahoe/Truckee area. You could spend a month there and not run out of things to do.

Sign up for an All Trails premium account trial before you head out there and do some exploring. If you end up going, email me (<<<@gmail.com) there is a cool "hidden" lake with kayak/paddleboard rentals.


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