a mountainous area below the timberline; a forested mountain area.
- high-coun·try [hahy-kuhn-tree], /ˈhaɪˌkʌn tri/, adjective
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How to use high country in a sentence
I now find myself routinely leaving for five- to ten-day hunts, chasing everything from high country elk to desert mule deer, and even javelina and turkey.
In the forested valley where I live, it’s too wet to mountain bike and there’s not yet enough snow in the high country to ski.How Studying Witchcraft Changed My Relationship with the Outdoors | abarronian | October 31, 2021 | Outside Online
Furthermore, it’s a welcome reminder that the slide from winter to spring to summer in the high country is nutso, totally dynamic and exciting and suspenseful.
While I avoid the Valley during such madness, it’s the perfect time to escape to the high country near Tuolumne Meadows, where lower temperatures and thinner crowds prevail.
Now snow blew to twenty-foot drifts in high country, and still the law had no luck.
Stay: Book your stay at the High Sierra Camps, a series of chalets and hiking trails in the high country of the park.Nine Amazing Places To Skinny Dip Around The World | Erin Cunningham | September 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A normal river—in fact, all the greater streams of the earth—originates in high country, generally in a region of mountains.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
We worked down slowly from the high country, takin' it easy an' gatherin' in spoils as we went.The Blind Lion of the Congo | Elliott Whitney
The faint roll of thunder came down a wind, damp and cool, sucked from the high country.The Rules of the Game | Stewart Edward White
After the heat and dust and brown of the lower hills, this high country was inexpressibly grateful.The Rules of the Game | Stewart Edward White
Empty levels lay opposite, narrowing up into the high country.The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories | Owen Wister
British Dictionary definitions for high country
the high country sheep pastures in the foothills of the Southern Alps, New Zealand
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