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Old 06-02-2013, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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Wow. Five different terrains. You win. That's real variation, there.
Those are pretty basic; we could add wetlands, river gorges, rocky buttes, rolling farmland, thick AND thin forests (to borrow several from your own WA list), plus large caverns and huge, colorful canyons.

Bottom line is you made an ignorant and patently false statement and have been handily refuted. You're not helping your case with sarcastic quips- If you can somehow drum up some actual evidence to support your original claim I'm happy to hear it.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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"Mile for mile, Oklahoma offers the nation's most diverse terrain."
Oklahoma Office of the Secretary of Environment: Land

My home state of Oklahoma! The state has cypress swamps and forest, the forest covered Ouachita Mountains, Ozark Highlands, Wichita Mountains, Arbuckle Mountains, caves, prairies, tablelands, high plains, crosstimbers, and some sand dunes.

Swamp in southeastern Oklahoma:


Broken Bow Lake:


Ouachita Mountains:


Arbuckle Mountains:


Wichita Mountains:


Little Sahara:


Northwest Oklahoma and the Panhandle:
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:30 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Pennsylvania has a very varied landscape. Big hills, small hills and mountains. Cliffs, escarpments and gentle slopes. Tall trees and short trees. Deciduous trees and coniferous trees. Red trees, orange trees and yellow trees in the fall. Big rivers, small rivers, creeks, streams and waterfalls. And the elevation keeps changing too.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:35 PM
 
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My top picks would be Hawaii, California, and Utah, and Oregon.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Those are pretty basic; we could add wetlands, river gorges, rocky buttes, rolling farmland, thick AND thin forests (to borrow several from your own WA list), plus large caverns and huge, colorful canyons.

Bottom line is you made an ignorant and patently false statement and have been handily refuted. You're not helping your case with sarcastic quips- If you can somehow drum up some actual evidence to support your original claim I'm happy to hear it.
Handily? Really. Lol.

Visit the west coast (and I don't just mean LA). You'll see what varied terrain is like.

But, let's see. I just did a search for Texas skiing. Surely there must some of those snowy mountain peaks where people can ski, since Texas has such a definitive variety. I found this article. My favorite quote is "The good news for locals and visitors alike is that snowy peaks can be found just a short drive away in New Mexico."
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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Handily? Really. Lol.

Visit the west coast (and I don't just mean LA). You'll see what varied terrain is like.

But, let's see. I just did a search for Texas skiing. Surely there must some of those snowy mountain peaks where people can ski, since Texas has such a definitive variety. I found this article. My favorite quote is "The good news for locals and visitors alike is that snowy peaks can be found just a short drive away in New Mexico."
Ha! I had a feeling you would move the goalposts. To paraphrase your original contribution to this thread, "Texas does not have a diverse/varied landscape"...which a couple minutes of Google research shows is verifiably false. A lack of snow skiing within Texas borders is regrettable but doesn't prove anything. If you want to take pot shots at Texas that's fine, I don't care. But I'm loath to let a blatantly ignorant statement such as yours go unchallenged.
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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California, Texas, Arizona, and Oregon.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Ohio has a good amount of variation, which I think is surprising to some. You have everything from the appalachian foothills, to pancake flat drained swampland, to coastal great lakes, to vast deciduous forests.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I never understand the insistence that Texas has a varied landscape. It doesn't.

Personally, I think the three west coast states win ... Washington, Oregon, and California. Their landscapes range from ocean, to rainforest, to thickly timbered forests of fir and thinner forests of pine, to rolling farmland, to wetlands, to glacier-topped mountains, to deep river gorges, to rocky buttes, to desert. And I'm sure I've skipped over many.
Eat your words

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Old 07-14-2013, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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California has 12 ecoregions, Texas has 11, Oklahoma has 11. That is the most of the lower 48. Oregon has 9. Washington has 8.

Alaska being so huge has 20.

Ecoregions are defined by the EPA where terrestrial make up, climate, flora and fauna are distinct compared to surrounding areas.

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