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← Why do we find mountains beautiful?

Roedy's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by Roedy

This is a prosaic answer. Mountains trap rain and direct it into streams. A mountain nearby means a source of year-round clean water. It is not going to be used for agriculture, so it means it will be preserved for growing firewood and hunting.

People want a mountain nearby. They don't want to be on one.

Sat, 14 Jul 2012 00:05:36 UTC | #949146