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Old 10-07-2016, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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I will never understand people making the argument that topography is in any way a significant factor in quality of life.
WOW! I couldn't disagree more, but to each their own.

Many of us find flat terrain painfully boring, even claustrophobic at times.
Similarly many folks can't stand not being near an ocean. Of course the upside of not caring about mountains or oceans, is that you'll get a much deal on real estate.
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Old 10-07-2016, 03:28 PM
 
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WOW! I couldn't disagree more, but to each their own.

Many of us find flat terrain painfully boring, even claustrophobic at times.
Similarly many folks can't stand not being near an ocean. Of course the upside of not caring about mountains or oceans, is that you'll get a much deal on real estate.
Just got back from Colorado yesterday, and was shocked at how flat the eastern part of the state was. I've been to the mountains before, but this was my first time in the eastern part of the state. Looked exactly like Kansas.
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Old 10-07-2016, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I've been to the Great Lakes. They don't compare to the grandeur of Big Bend. By the way, are there any National Parks on the Great Lakes? The fact that Big Bend is a national park on the scope of Yosemite/Yellowstone/Grand Canyon means that it's something special.

Don't get me wrong, the Great Lakes are pretty, but Big Bend is majestic.
yes, not that Nat'l Parks are the end all for "grandeur"
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Old 10-07-2016, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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Just got back from Colorado yesterday, and was shocked at how flat the eastern part of the state was. I've been to the mountains before, but this was my first time in the eastern part of the state. Looked exactly like Kansas.
Yes, maybe even worse than Kansas lol.
Eastern Wyoming and New Mexico are equally desolate.

Apparently no one told the mountains about our state lines.
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Old 10-07-2016, 04:08 PM
 
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But that was not the discussion. The discussion was that someone said that all of Texas was boring and flat compared to the Midwest. I was trying to show that it isn't.

Oh, and BWCA is just as far from civilization as Big Bend is...
There are two national parks in the Midwest....just FYI.
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Old 10-07-2016, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I would venture to say the opposite. Only boring people think drives can't be boring.

People who have seen exciting and/or majestic areas can certainly point out plain and/or boring areas.
I think I dozed off on I-40. Couldn't have been for long, because I was still on the road.
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Old 10-07-2016, 05:59 PM
 
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Also, I will never understand people making the argument that topography is in any way a significant factor in quality of life.
This is something someone would say that lives in a less than desirable place.
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:03 PM
 
Location: IN
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Challenge: Name one "natural" thing in the Midwest that stands up to Big Bend. We are talking natural scenery here.

By the way, I lived in California for a while and yes California blows Texas away in everything natural scenery wise I can admit. So don't think this is just Texas bravado. I try to tell it like it is.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising, MI.
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:12 PM
 
Location: STL area
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising, MI.
Exactly the area I thought of first. To me this is more beautiful but more beautiful is an opinion and not a fact. I think Big Bend is beautiful but I prefer the more lush, dynamic, colorful beauty of pictured rocks. I could look at that all day and watch it change with the seasons.

There is far more natural beauty and interesting terrain in the Midwest than it is given credit for. Although I agree that 70 across Kansas is mind numbingly boring from a car.
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Old 10-07-2016, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising, MI.
That is pretty but the scale of Big Bend is much larger. I spent a week in Big Bend and still couldn't hike/canoe/see it all.
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