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View Poll Results: Best "wilderness" city?
Portland, OR 4 3.70%
Burlington, VT 3 2.78%
Fort Collins, CO 2 1.85%
Minneapolis, MN 3 2.78%
Asheville, NC 3 2.78%
Flagstaff, AZ 2 1.85%
Seattle, WA 18 16.67%
Knoxville, TN 2 1.85%
Anchorage, AK 20 18.52%
Boulder, CO 1 0.93%
Bend, OR 1 0.93%
Rapid City, SD 3 2.78%
Portland, ME 1 0.93%
Missoula, MT 4 3.70%
Nashville, TN 0 0%
La Crosse, WI 1 0.93%
Charleston, SC 0 0%
Louisville, KY 0 0%
Ithaca, NY 1 0.93%
Duluth, MN 5 4.63%
Salt Lake City, UT 6 5.56%
Denver, CO 6 5.56%
Austin, TX 3 2.78%
Los Angeles, CA 2 1.85%
Wenatchee, WA 1 0.93%
Other 16 14.81%
Voters: 108. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-31-2015, 08:09 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Philadelphia, without a doubt.
You might want to look up the definition of "wilderness."
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:58 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I have a hard believing any city East of the Mississippi is on the edge of anything you could really consider to be "wilderness."
First, your map shows why Anchorage in Alaska is probably the best choice. Outside Alaska is where it gets interesting but it most likely in the Western States.

For the East, Miami has the Everglades right in her backyard. Not sure if the Everglades would be considered "spectacular" but it is right there available to Floridians. And it is probably tougher then a lot of other wilderness/wild areas.

If you look at your map you can see wild areas in states like Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan and Wisconsin. Large parts of Maine still do not even have paved roads after 300+ years of settlement. And New York actually has large wilderness and also "wild forest" areas in the Adirondacks and the Catskills that is near several major cities.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Philadelphia, without a doubt. Many people who have never immersed themselves in my city tend to think that Philly is a gritty, polluted, super-urban, super-crowded, post-industrial city; nevertheless, we are so much more than that. There huge parks within the city (Fairmount Park, Wissahickon Valley Park, Pennypack Park, etc.). Hilly areas of the city like Chestnut Hill, East Falls, Mount Airy, Roxborough, etc., provide great views of the city, along with wildlife found in hilly areas. One can also go fishing in the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, along with our various creeks and streams. One can also experience the wilderness and mountains not too far outside of the city. In Delaware County, you have the beautiful John Heinz National Wildlife Reserve and Ridley Creek State Park. If you drive north/northeast/northwest of Philly, you can experience the tranquil Pocono Mountains and the Delaware River Gap. Heading west of Philly, one can experience the Appalachian Mountains and even walk the Appalachian Mountain Trail. Heading east of Philly, although not too infamous for wildlife, one can experience the aquatic life of South Jersey beaches. There is a lot of aquatic life to be seen both on the beach and in the Atlantic Ocean. The places that Philly are close to is pretty unparalleled.
yep, plus they got that broken bell and it's where make-believe Rocky ran up those stairs!
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:05 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Philadelphia, without a doubt. Many people who have never immersed themselves in my city tend to think that Philly is a gritty, polluted, super-urban, super-crowded, post-industrial city; nevertheless, we are so much more than that. There huge parks within the city (Fairmount Park, Wissahickon Valley Park, Pennypack Park, etc.). Hilly areas of the city like Chestnut Hill, East Falls, Mount Airy, Roxborough, etc., provide great views of the city, along with wildlife found in hilly areas. One can also go fishing in the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, along with our various creeks and streams. One can also experience the wilderness and mountains not too far outside of the city. In Delaware County, you have the beautiful John Heinz National Wildlife Reserve and Ridley Creek State Park. If you drive north/northeast/northwest of Philly, you can experience the tranquil Pocono Mountains and the Delaware River Gap. Heading west of Philly, one can experience the Appalachian Mountains and even walk the Appalachian Mountain Trail. Heading east of Philly, although not too infamous for wildlife, one can experience the aquatic life of South Jersey beaches. There is a lot of aquatic life to be seen both on the beach and in the Atlantic Ocean. The places that Philly are close to is pretty unparalleled.
Philadelphia WITH a huge tremendous overwhelming unbelievable doubt. Not to bust your bubble but look at the poll list of cities.

If you had just said Philadelphia is closer to wild land then people think then you would be on better footing.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Tualatin Oregon
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Very little love for Portland, wow
This is one topic that we excel on
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:41 PM
 
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Old 07-02-2015, 02:32 PM
 
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Im surprised Minneapolis doesnt have more votes. Minnesota and Wisonsin come racing to my mind when I think of wilderness.
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Everyone just thinks "Midwest" and instantly disqualifies 'em.
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Old 07-03-2015, 11:45 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Im surprised Minneapolis doesnt have more votes. Minnesota and Wisonsin come racing to my mind when I think of wilderness.
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Everyone just thinks "Midwest" and instantly disqualifies 'em.
I would say the same thing for Minneapolis that I said a few posts back about Philadelphia. Its not that Minneapolis is a bad choice, its that there are better choices on the poll. For instance, do you really think Minneapolis is surrounded by wilderness the way that Anchorage, Alaska is?

You make a fair point Cheese Plate.
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Old 11-11-2017, 08:23 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Anchorage gets the vote. The whole state is a wilderness. Parks are not necessarily wilderness
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