high country

noun
a mountainous area below the timberline; a forested mountain area.

high-country [hahy-kuhn-tree] , adjective
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high country
 
n
the high country sheep pastures in the foothills of the Southern Alps, New Zealand

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Example sentences
These high-country campsites are tucked into a densely forested valley punctuated with wild-flowers and aspens.
Seek solitude at one of the area's many quiet high-country ponds.
Walk amidst the clouds and see how weather shapes the landscape, plants, and animals of these high-country meadows.
After a day on the slopes, head to one of these eight high-country kitchens for some of the best after-ski fare in the state.
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