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Old 04-22-2013, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Juneau
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Great Kobuk Sand Dunes, in Kobuk Valley Nat. Park north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska. One of the least visited NPs with a little over 2,000 visitors a year.

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Old 04-22-2013, 08:46 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Illinois has some interesting cypress swamps:

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/images/...rnIllinois.JPG

Northwestern Illinois is part of the Driftless Area that also covers Wisconsin, Iowa and parts of Minnesota. Illinois also has the Great River Road with cliffs and bluffs all up and down the Mississippi:

The Official Enjoy Illinois Blog | Illinois Valentine's Day Guide: Western Illinois
Fascinating. You would never expect to see that kind of topography in the middle of the Midwest.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Arizona! More forest than Maine an has peaks over 12,000ft!!
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Great Kobuk Sand Dunes, in Kobuk Valley Nat. Park north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska. One of the least visited NPs with a little over 2,000 visitors a year.
If I had just seen the picture with no info going with it, I would have never guessed that was in Alaska, let alone north of the Arctic circle. Beautiful!
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I feel as though the Alleghenies of the southern tier of NY state are often forgotten. It's culture and topography is pretty akin to rural PA.

I think people are unaware of the hills around Meridian Mississippi.

There are the hills of southeastern Ohio, the beaches of Long Island, the mountains of New England, all of rural Rhode Island, and the Louisiana prairie.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I don't know if this counts or not, but most people don't know that after Denver, Atlanta is the second highest elevated major city at 1120ft above sealevel.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:27 AM
 
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I don't know if this counts or not, but most people don't know that after Denver, Atlanta is the second highest elevated major city at 1120ft above sealevel.
City-Data has Atlanta at 1050 feet and Phoenix at 1085...but either way that's still impressive and you wouldn't expect Atlanta to be 2nd or 3rd in elevation.
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