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Old 07-24-2017, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Here's an absolutely beautiful National Forest that often gets overlooked (and the locals are glad for that - sorry, locals!):

https://www.fs.usda.gov/ouachita

The Ouachita National Forest is mostly in Arkansas and includes the Ouachita Mountains, which are also often overlooked and are absolutely beautiful. Lots of nice whitewater rafting there too.

It's all good..till you hear a banjo...
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Old 07-24-2017, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Not too surprising when you consider much of the state looks like Nebraska and South Dakota. Most of its woods are in the western part where Yellowstone is.
It was a surprise to me as a person who hasn't been there and given it is a cold rural mountainous state with the lowest population.
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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It was a surprise to me as a person who hasn't been there and given it is a cold rural mountainous state with the lowest population.
Yea, though most of the mountains are in the west, kinda like Colorado. Eastern Colorado is like Western Kansas.
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Everything from Maine to Georgia, but that's what I know.
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Old 07-25-2017, 03:03 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I think of a little of everything. I imagine almost every state has a national park or borders one that does. There's only one in my state, and it's underground!
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:33 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I think of a little of everything. I imagine almost every state has a national park or borders one that does. There's only one in my state, and it's underground!
Every state has forests, parks, rivers and beautiful areas. It's a huge country. We have everything.
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Every state has forests, parks, rivers and beautiful areas. It's a huge country. We have everything.
Indeed. Even here in NM, where the first thing that pops into the mind is sand, mesas, and cacti, I am absolutely surrounded by forests (sometimes burning ones ), but mostly on the mountains. We call them sky-islands.
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:57 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Here is a list of the states ranked by percent of forest cover in the state.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest..._United_States

I was surprised Wyoming's percentage is only 9.2 percent. I would have thought that one of the most forested states.
That list would explain why Maine's air was so fresh. It was a surprise to me that South Carolina's percentage was higher than North Carolina.
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Indeed. Even here in NM, where the first thing that pops into the mind is sand, mesas, and cacti, I am absolutely surrounded by forests (sometimes burning ones ), but mostly on the mountains. We call them sky-islands.
Sky islands. Interesting. I used to live in an area where there were a lot of pine trees. That's a fire waiting to happen, and happen they did.

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Old 07-26-2017, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Sky islands. Interesting. I used to live in an area where there were a lot of pine trees. That's a fire waiting to happen, and happen they did.
Yikes. I'm sorry about that. That's why I wouldn't want to live in the forest. Healthy forests burn; that's what they do.
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