Things You’ll Only Understand if You Grew Up Near the Mountains of VA

We are so blessed to be surrounded by so much beauty! I love this list that Only in Your State put together. Here are the 13 things you’ll only understand if you grew up near the mountains:

1. First things first: you know how to defend Virginia's beautiful mountains when out-of-staters claim that "they aren't really mountains."

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2. You've probably hiked all of Virginia's iconic trails and could recommend some lesser-known ones to visitors.

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3. You know that despite the name, the Blue Ridge Mountains aren't always so blue. Sometimes, they're purple...

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4. ...golden...

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5. ...and even green. You also know that despite this beautiful array of colors, nothing beats blue.

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6. You know that weather can roll in pretty quickly if you live near the mountains. This is especially true for thunderstorms in the summer.

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7. When you leave the house, you almost always bring an extra layer with you.

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8. You were probably introduced to all sorts of winter activities from an early age. Whether that was tubing...

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9. ...skiing...

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10. ...or snowshoeing, you knew that winter didn't have to mean staying indoors.

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11. You're an expert at navigating winding roads...

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12...and spotting these creatures before they leap out onto the road.

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13. And lastly, if you grew up in the mountains of Virginia, you know that there's nowhere else in the world with views so lovely.

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