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Old 07-14-2008, 01:38 PM
 
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In my opinion, Flagstaff is prettier.

BUT Reno is a more liveable city...it just seems to have more amenities. Also, the gorgeous Lake Tahoe (one of my favorite spots in the country) is only a short drive away.
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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Definitely sounds nice. Reminds of the church I used to ride by in hawaii on my motorcycle. There were some kind of yellow flowers on the side of it that smelled great.
It is pretty nice, the smell that is. You should experience it on a fall morning, when the morning condensation amplifies the sweet Ponderosa Pine scent. It kinda reminded me of a vanilla/Trix cereal/perfume scent, its Heavenly!

Now Flagstaff itself? Not toooooo bad, but nothing extraordinary either.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Hmmm, sand or more sand? Tough call!
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:19 PM
 
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Reno: http://minerals.usgs.gov/west/reno/images/reno_view.gif

Flagstaff: http://www.go-arizona.com/AZ/images/...gstaff-tmb.jpg

Totally all sand.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:29 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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once when I was in Flagstaff it was snowing very lightly in June, I've also seen that in Telluride,CO. We left NM in shorts and got to Flagstaff and it was snowing WTF!!

anyways I really like Flagstaff it is a small city with a good sizes campus(NAU), If I had to live anywhere in AZ, I would pick Flagstaff, Reno is nice too.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:42 PM
 
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once when I was in Flagstaff it was snowing very lightly in June, I've also seen that in Telluride,CO. We left NM in shorts and got to Flagstaff and it was snowing WTF!!

anyways I really like Flagstaff it is a small city with a good sizes campus(NAU), If I had to live anywhere in AZ, I would pick Flagstaff, Reno is nice too.
lmao. I lived in socorro, NM and it was around 5,000 ft. Flagstaff has to several thousand ft higher so its not that surprising. When I was on the Big Island in Hawaii there was snow on Mauna Kea all summer long. It was really strange seeing snow when it was 80 some odd degrees out.
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reno has great scenery, mountains surrounding all its 4 sides, its stunning, and of course its close to Lake Tahoe where there even more awesome scenery. I've only seen photos of Flagstaff but that also looks stunning. I would of had some great photos but my camera went flat while in Reno.
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:48 PM
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I'd pick Flagstaff over Reno, in part because of the scenery but mostly because there is a sizable part (not the majority, but a high enough percentage to be noticeable) of the "gambling tourist" culture I find totally sleazy.
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:04 PM
 
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I'd pick Flagstaff over Reno, in part because of the scenery but mostly because there is a sizable part (not the majority, but a high enough percentage to be noticeable) of the "gambling tourist" culture I find totally sleazy.
I considered that gambling will bring in some trashy people but Arizona is a border state so it has problems too.
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:07 PM
 
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Flagstaff by a mile. Ponderosa pines everywhere. NAU is located pretty much in town at the southern end. Reno is nothing but concrete surrounded by a hilly treeless terrain.
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