Next Sleeper Town?


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Mountain climber
Tustin, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 11, 2017 - 08:50am PT
Timid - great to hear from you. Burns seems nice and is close to the Steens! Hope to get out that way this year.

Enjoy the blackout : )
Captain...or Skully

Boise, ID
Aug 11, 2017 - 12:00pm PT
He's right. Burns is a great town.

Social climber
Aug 11, 2017 - 12:29pm PT
Curious why Baker is a long shot? I know nothing about the town but I looked at some pictures and it looks like it has the necessary ingredients. Mountains, historic downtown, etc. I wonder what, exactly, the secret sauce really is???

I watched Flagstaff turn from sort of a seedy logging town to outdoor chic over a span of not really that many years, though it had a skiing / climbing / river running culture for a long time. And of course a university.

from out where the anecdotes roam
Aug 12, 2017 - 08:33pm PT
and university students gotta get some sleep too ... student housing under construction at NAU
Credit: hooblie

Trad climber
Aug 12, 2017 - 08:59pm PT
No Sh!t Skully! You seem to be posting fairly regularly these daze. Hope yer feeling well.

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Aug 12, 2017 - 10:27pm PT
MT is simply too far north to house the next sleeper town . . . it exists at a more southern latitude for sure.

Trad climber
Aug 13, 2017 - 08:24am PT
Sleeper town? I want a sleeper planet, this one is getting too crowded

A long way from where I started
Aug 13, 2017 - 09:52am PT
MT is simply too far north to house the next sleeper town . . . it exists at a more southern latitude for sure.

And almost certainly in Colorado or California.

Just keep thinking that, and convincing others to think it, and the really good places will stay really good.

Social climber
Aug 14, 2017 - 07:39am PT
Walla Walla

Blue Mtns. 20 min away, largely devoid of humans. Decent Mountain biking. Fantastic road bike riding. Two small ski areas within 1 hour drive. Wallowa Mtns. 2 hour drive, Columbia River 30 min drive, Spring Mtn. rock climbing 1.5 hour, other smaller chossier areas within one hour. Very nice climbing gym, 120 wineries, 3 breweries, 2 distilleries, 2 weed shops, great restaurants, thriving arts scene, symphony, chamber music festival, 3 colleges, a "real" town with old homes and streets lined with huge old trees. Fantastic local fruits and vegetables (and wine and beer), and friendly people. Not full of "body-Nazis" - people can converse on topics other than their latest training regimen and athletic accomplishments. Started to take-off before the last recession and bumper stickers started showing up with the slogan "Don't Bend Walla Walla".

Big Wall climber
Aug 14, 2017 - 09:55am PT
Definitely not Montana it sucks and there are no mountains! I hear Texas is nice, try there.

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Aug 14, 2017 - 10:19am PT
Walla Walla is not a bad bet as they go...

Aug 14, 2017 - 10:35am PT
If on average, if MT was 2k higher we'd be in fantastic shape for being a nice healthy zone to live in. Our fire season, lack of abundant alpine style climbing, choss heaps, knap weed and lack of diversity will keep us in a sleeping state of a state. Also, it can be hard to understand how a lack of diversity affects you if it it something you are used to or like having. I don't necessarily mean it by just your surroundings but mainly when you have casual convos with your friends and acquaintances who only have experience with a white world.

Boulder climber
Mar 24, 2018 - 09:12pm PT
Wendover Utah
Jebus H Bomz

Sacramento, CA
Mar 25, 2018 - 04:58am PT
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