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Old 05-29-2013, 08:54 PM
 
Location: SW FL
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Which area, in your opinion, has the most striking outdoor landscape? My vote goes to Northwest Montana in the Flathead valley region

Flathead Lake (activity) in Kalispell Montana

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Stunning in my opinion.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I would say the entire west coast from the Alaska panhandle down to SoCal is visually stunning. The Rockies are also stunning from Canada down to New Mexico.

On the East Coast, I love the Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains. The Florida Gulf Coast, especially in the panhandle, has likely the most beautiful beaches in the continental United States.

Everywhere has its own beauty.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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Can't leave out Utah. From Moab/Arches to Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Grand Staircase Escalante, and that's just south of I-70. Pretty striking aesthetics.



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Old 05-31-2013, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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^^^^^Utah is just amazing. I wish it was a little more progressive, or at least a little less dominated by Mormons. So I'll settle for visiting on weekends. There are ton of places in this country that are amazing, but I'll go with where I am currently reside. Now obviously I'm a little biased since I just moved here, but I think that the Glenwood Canyon/Roaring Fork Valley in the Western Slope in CO is one of the prettiest places I've ever visited, let alone lived.

I'll get more of my own pics up soon, but for now a Google search of Glenwood Springs yields impressive results:
https://www.google.com/search?q=glen...w=1416&bih=731

But I live in the Canyon, which also yields some amazing shots:
https://www.google.com/search?q=glen...w=1416&bih=731

And in my opinion, some of the most gorgeous scenery in the country is in the San Juans, box canyons like Telluride and Ouray are just tough to beat!
https://www.google.com/search?q=tell...w=1416&bih=731
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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I too would vote for the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The area around Blowing Rock, Boone, Linville and Banner Elk is my favorite.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Juneau
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I'm partial to the inside passage and the whole S.E. Ak panhandle.





Glacier Bay, Tracy Arm, Misty Fjords, Admiralty Island...
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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pacific northwest. the Olympic mountains over the Puget sound is just magical.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Juneau
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pacific northwest. the Olympic mountains over the Puget sound is just magical.
I'd say from the California Coast, Oregon, Washington up through the Kenai Peninsula in AK is the most aesthetically pleasing, but I'm a bit biased. It's not the US, but the BC coast is beautiful as well and is part of that continuous temperate rain forest.
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:29 AM
 
Location: SW FL
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Can't leave out Utah. From Moab/Arches to Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Grand Staircase Escalante, and that's just south of I-70. Pretty striking aesthetics.


Have you ever checked out goblin valley?
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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None of these is going to win with me. They are all incredible.
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