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Old 10-11-2017, 07:33 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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cool, I always wanted to know what that type of forest was called. Do you know if there is a wiki article about that forest biome or a map showing it's range? I think this is another unique/exotic looking forest in the US.

here is the wiki article of the pacific temperate rainforest
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacifi...WWF_ecoregion)

Here are some maps depicting its range
http://science10kdhs.wikispaces.com/...orestZones.jpg
https://databasin2-filestore.s3.amaz...g?v=1273689224
Here are the two main regions that correspond to the Gulf and Atlantic coastal habitats containing those types of subtropical woodlands:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southe...onifer_forests
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wester...tal_grasslands

The names of those regions are "misnomers," chosen only just to give a general term: in reality, from spot to spot in these places, you can find wide variances in plant assemblages, making it so that any one community doesn't cover the land in widespread, unbroken territory. The forests I showed in the link fall into the "maritime forest" category; they grow on barrier islands on points protected from salt-water inundation.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Here are the two main regions that correspond to the Gulf and Atlantic coastal habitats containing those types of subtropical woodlands:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southe...onifer_forests
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wester...tal_grasslands

The names of those regions are "misnomers," chosen only just to give a general term: in reality, from spot to spot in these places, you can find wide variances in plant assemblages, making it so that any one community doesn't cover the land in widespread, unbroken territory. The forests I showed in the link fall into the "maritime forest" category; they grow on barrier islands on points protected from salt-water inundation.
cool!! thank you
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Are there any street views of trails in the south east?

I only found a few in the everglades
https://www.google.com/maps/@25.4251...2!8i6656?hl=en
https://www.google.com/maps/@25.1507...2!8i6656?hl=en
https://www.google.com/maps/@25.2132...2!8i6656?hl=en
https://www.google.com/maps/@25.3229...2!8i6656?hl=en

Olympic Nation Forest has quite a few trails with street view
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.5055...2!8i6656?hl=en
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6134...2!8i6656?hl=en
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.8637...2!8i6656?hl=en
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6064...2!8i6656?hl=en
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I would think the large states, such as Alaska, California, Texas, Colorado, Montana, North Carolina, etc.. would be obvious examples of being diverse but don't forget the smaller ones as well, if you are looking at staying in one particular state. Personally, I think of regions and distance so it really shouldn't matter if needing to cross state lines.

From my own corner of the world, right on the mid-Atlantic coast in the heart of Delmarva, I am 4 hours away from all sorts of different types of zones and nature. Near me is all bays and salt marsh with cypress swamps and farm land thrown in the mix. I'm 20 minutes from an undeveloped national seashore with wild pony's. 1 hour from blackwater, a large wildlife refuge right on the Atlantic flyway with all sorts of hawks and nesting bald eagles. We even have a few of the goldens which visit every year. About an hour away are the Va barrier islands and most of the Chesapeake.

Then the diversity really starts as I'm 4 hours to NC's outer banks, West VA's Appalachians, VA's skyline drive along the blue ridge and Western MD's Deep creek lake. Not to mention the Amish in PA as well the rest of southern PA.

4 hours covers hardly any snow and moderate winters on the coast to several thousand feet in elevation with snowy and cold winters.

I'd say overall it is a very bio diverse area with all sorts of outdoor activities for everyone. But,I do bring a few other states into the mix to even compare with one larger state, but 4 hours driving (about max IMO for a day trip) is 4 hours driving.

I would put 6 as a max for a day trip. I did 5 hour trip to Kansas from Texas and back in the same day. Wasn't too bad. A few more hours woulda been too much, though.
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