Originally Posted By OregonMouse
Actually, there are some truly beautiful areas in the east and midwest. This assumes you can stand the heat and humidity!

I did live back east for 10 years, and two of my children were born in Pennsylvania. I have a son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren living in Ohio.

Living and hiking in the southeast with all of the heat and humidty has you conditioned to hike almost any where IMO.

I have hiked a few times in Calif with some friends of mine. I keep asking them to come to Tenn to hike and they always refuse...to dang hot and humid is their excuse...lol