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View Poll Results: What is your favorite type of geography?
Ocean/Beach 25 23.81%
Desert 8 7.62%
Forests & Woodlands 11 10.48%
Lakes & Waterways 11 10.48%
Wide Open Plains 5 4.76%
Mountains & Rolling Hills 45 42.86%
Voters: 105. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-21-2012, 05:33 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I'm the odd one out but lately I prefer deserts. Some may judge and think they are just brown and ugly but I love the austere and timeless beauty of the desert. The American Southwest is fascinating, can't think of anywhere else on the planet that the Earth has so many sculptured landscapes in many varied shapes and colors. Beaches, lakes, mountains, plains, rolling hills, rivers, and forests are all commonly found throughout the United States but the deserts of the Southwest visually look starkly different than anywhere else. From White Sands in New Mexico to Arches in Utah to the Grand Canyon in Arizona you just don't get scenery like this anywhere else.


Sunrise at White Sands National Park (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtsn/5310692528/ - broken link) by mtsn (http://www.flickr.com/people/mtsn/ - broken link), on Flickr


Delicate Arch (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobperu/2981219827/ - broken link) by bobperu (http://www.flickr.com/people/bobperu/ - broken link), on Flickr


Grand Canyon, North Rim (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tammy_yee/3116579216/ - broken link) by yeeart808 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tammy_yee/ - broken link), on Flickr

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Old 01-21-2012, 10:08 AM
 
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Mountains and woodlands are my favorite. Waterways next, then desert/ocean/plains are least favorite.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I'm the odd one out but lately I prefer deserts. Some may judge and think they are just brown and ugly but I love the austere and timeless beauty of the desert. The American Southwest is fascinating, can't think of anywhere else on the planet that the Earth has so many sculptured landscapes in many varied shapes and colors. Beaches, lakes, mountains, plains, rolling hills, rivers, and forests are all commonly found throughout the United States but the deserts of the Southwest visually look starkly different than anywhere else. From White Sands in New Mexico to Arches in Utah to the Grand Canyon in Arizona you just don't get scenery like this anywhere else.


Sunrise at White Sands National Park (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtsn/5310692528/ - broken link) by mtsn (http://www.flickr.com/people/mtsn/ - broken link), on Flickr


Delicate Arch (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobperu/2981219827/ - broken link) by bobperu (http://www.flickr.com/people/bobperu/ - broken link), on Flickr


Grand Canyon, North Rim (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tammy_yee/3116579216/ - broken link) by yeeart808 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tammy_yee/ - broken link), on Flickr
I love the desert and spending time there. I call it nature's zen garden, a great place to recharge your "batteries".

I dont think I could actually live there though.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Mountains, desert, beaches in no particular order. The USA has some amazing beaches and scenery. Take a look at beaches on opposite ends of our country:

Washington state



Florida, Miami

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Old 01-21-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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I love swampy land. Besides the fact that I love to hunt and fish there is just somethin about swamps I like.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I voted for desert, but also would have said wide open plains. I like to be able to see the horizon.

I hate beaches, and I've done enough mountain driving to last a lifetime. As for forests, a line of trees next to the road looks the same, whether it extends 100 feet in, or all the way across Siberia.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:04 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Trees, trees, and more trees. Tall ones, specifically. They make me feel snug. Ideally I would have a forested area with plenty of hills and a beach nearby. Mountains are great by I don't need to live near them.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:20 PM
 
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I like all the types of geography.

I like mountains the best because they have the potential to contain development sprawl and they are also very pretty to look at, as well as to look on top of from. However I don't like climbing them because they are hard and they also make my ears get stuffed when I go up.

I also like ocean the second best, but I don't like swimming in it and beaches are nice but I don't like running on beaches because it gets in the toes and its annoying to clean yourself up after that.

Deserts, forests, and wide open plains are also nice too because they keep getting gobbled up by more endless sprawl so if you see untouched desert, forests, or wide open plains they are to be enjoyed while it leasts before more houses get built over them. Pure nature at its finest.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I like all but I can't choose between Ocean/Beach and Mountains.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:34 PM
 
Location: University City
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Karst hilly country [with the clear rivers] and red brick urban. Eastern half of Missouri.
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