U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Which State Has the Best Wilderness?
Oregon 2 4.65%
New Mexico 0 0%
Wyoming 1 2.33%
Florida 1 2.33%
Nevada 0 0%
Utah 0 0%
Montana 0 0%
Minnesota 4 9.30%
Colorado 3 6.98%
Georgia 1 2.33%
Washington 9 20.93%
Michigan 3 6.98%
Arizona 0 0%
Virginia 0 0%
Idaho 0 0%
Hawaii 0 0%
California 5 11.63%
Arkansas 0 0%
Alaska 7 16.28%
Another state 7 16.28%
Voters: 43. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-22-2014, 07:05 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
1,399 posts, read 2,158,144 times
Reputation: 898

Advertisements

What state do you think has the best wilderness areas for camping, fishing, canoeing, hiking, hunting, etc?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-22-2014, 07:41 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
9,046 posts, read 17,322,232 times
Reputation: 11306
Forests - Washington: Particularly around Olympic National Park. I love the cedars, hemlocks, and moss draped evergreens.

Lakes - Michigan: I mean, duh! Hard to compete with the state surrounded by 5 Great Lakes. Vermont is pretty nice too, I like mountain lakes like Lake Champlain and Lake Willoughby

Rivers - I like the fast running clear and white water creeks in the Rockies be it Colorado, Idaho, or Montana.

Mountains - Alaska: No comparison, it has the monopoly on mountain scapes in the US

Camping: Washington: Out on the Pacific shore of Olympic National Park with a big fire pit on the beach to take in the sunset and crashing waves

Fishing: Alaska: best fishing I've ever done was out of Homer on a bay surrounded by mountains and humpback whale sightings. Meanwhile railing up a 20 lb. halibut and having it for dinner later is a really damn good day!

Canoeing -Maine: canoeing the sandy banks of the Saco River and then jumping nto the swimming holes.

Hiking: Colorado - the best hikes I've done were summiting 14'ers in Colorado. The thin air, deep blue skies, and vistas at higher elevations gave me a bit of euphoria.

Hunting: Haven't been but I'd imagine Alaska.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-23-2014, 12:15 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
6,814 posts, read 9,380,595 times
Reputation: 6023
I voted for ALASKA, which for some strange reason is placed near the bottom of the poll, despite the fact they have more wilderness then any other state. And Alaska is certainly the wildest least developed of the states.

Most of the western states are among the best in the wilderness category. After Alaska, I would guess California or maybe Idaho.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-23-2014, 12:23 PM
 
338 posts, read 345,143 times
Reputation: 289
Pennsylvania should be on this list. Huge hunting state.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top