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Old 08-07-2014, 12:19 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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So I guess the answer to the question posed by the topic is 'No'. That no one finds the East more beautiful than the West as has been made abundantly clear and that those who claim otherwise are dishonest or statistical anomalies.

I am going to clear out of this thread before the winners of the incipient contest introduced by our pro-West participants begin their celebratory circle jerk.

 
Old 08-07-2014, 12:40 AM
 
Location: LBC
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So I guess the answer to the question posed by the topic is 'No'. That no one finds the East more beautiful than the West as has been made abundantly clear and that those who claim otherwise are dishonest or statistical anomalies.

I am going to clear out of this thread before the winners of the incipient contest introduced by our pro-West participants begin their celebratory circle jerk.
If you were half as assured in your opinion as you claim, would would you give a crap?
 
Old 08-07-2014, 12:52 AM
 
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Diversity in a single state, hmmm....I'll see your bet and raise you
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It's just as bad to say the east is little more than rolling green hills than it is too say the west is all arid, is it not? Can we not agree that both areas have a lot of diversity?
Well they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In the earlier post that you didn't quote I was just trying to say that each region has their own pros and cons and some types of scenery are better on the west coast and some on the east. But I think the reason the west coast gets so much more hype is that there are dozens upon dozens of places you can go that are utterly jawdropping while the east only had a few.. niagra falls.. maybe the catskills or adironacks?
 
Old 08-07-2014, 01:19 AM
 
Location: LBC
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:46 AM
 
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Without context, I must ask why this map is being posted....
 
Old 08-07-2014, 07:49 AM
 
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So I guess the answer to the question posed by the topic is 'No'. That no one finds the East more beautiful than the West as has been made abundantly clear and that those who claim otherwise are dishonest or statistical anomalies.

I am going to clear out of this thread before the winners of the incipient contest introduced by our pro-West participants begin their celebratory circle jerk.
There have been people who have genuinely answered yes.
 
Old 08-07-2014, 08:47 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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You will be hard pressed to find many avid skiiers, hikers, mountaineers, climbers, etc... who are interested in living on the eastern edge of North America.
Probably not as much as in the west, but all those activities are very abundant in many eastern states. The highest mountains go up to nearly 7000 ft. (look up the Smokey Mountains).

Since the eastern U.S. is the most densely populated part of the nation, of course many people find their way to these and many other outdoor activities nearby.
 
Old 08-07-2014, 08:58 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Well they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In the earlier post that you didn't quote I was just trying to say that each region has their own pros and cons and some types of scenery are better on the west coast and some on the east. But I think the reason the west coast gets so much more hype is that there are dozens upon dozens of places you can go that are utterly jawdropping while the east only had a few.. niagra falls.. maybe the catskills or adironacks?
Yeah, perception is everything and I think there are more than just a few utterly jaw dropping places in the east, while a lot of places in the west that others consider to be beautiful simply leave me cold. I really think swamps, trees dripping with spanish moss, etc are utterly mysterious and beautiful, the white sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Gulf are stunning. Not so much into earth tones, rocky vistas, and alien looking plant forms, but that's just me.
BTW the pics I posted are all from MI and I mean really, how often do you see icebergs on a lake in JUNE? That's some pretty amazing stuff IMO.
 
Old 08-07-2014, 09:29 AM
 
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Well they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In the earlier post that you didn't quote I was just trying to say that each region has their own pros and cons and some types of scenery are better on the west coast and some on the east. But I think the reason the west coast gets so much more hype is that there are dozens upon dozens of places you can go that are utterly jawdropping while the east only had a few.. niagra falls.. maybe the catskills or adironacks?
This right here proves that you completely miss the point. You CAN NOT quantify what people find "utterly jawdropping". You can't do it, can't be done. Period.

This is what people have been trying to tell you guys the entire thread through.

People can find things that you think are boring and mundane, "utterly jawdropping", and vice versa. You can't put a number on it and say the west has more...
 
Old 08-07-2014, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Where do you see the Virgin Islands in all this?
Not to mention tons of people clogging the northeast and upper midwest for leaf peeping tours every autumn.
I'm talking states, not territories. If we included territories, I'd include Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands for the East (even though regionally, it's still debatable), and include Guam and American Samoa for the West (which is also debatable for the region).

Sure, there are leaf-peeping tours...but not many people go on those. You can see the leaves turning color in your own backyard out here. And I'm sure there are leaf-peeping tours up in the Pacific Northwest as well, so...back to my point.
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