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View Poll Results: Which one?
Alabama 34 39.08%
Wyoming 53 60.92%
Voters: 87. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-14-2008, 09:16 PM
 
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Well, if those were my ONLY two choices, I'd have to question some of my life choices that got me to that point, but: as long as I can pick where in the state, I'd choose Wyoming. Alabama has hills mislabeled as mountains, insane humidity and evil bugs.
Wow. Someone who actually knows something about alabama. Humidity that is worse then florida. So many bugs you don't even want to go outside and mow your grass. Ridiculously hot in the summer but it doesn't stay warm enough in the winter to wear shorts.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:22 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Wow. Someone who actually knows something about alabama. Humidity that is worse then florida. So many bugs you don't even want to go outside and mow your grass. Ridiculously hot in the summer but it doesn't stay warm enough in the winter to wear shorts.
It was in Alabama that I first learned the concept of "chigger infestation." 'Nuff said.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:25 PM
 
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It was in Alabama that I first learned the concept of "chigger infestation." 'Nuff said.
Personally I cant stand the gnats.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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I would not label these "Hills" I look at these as more of bluffs close to mountains. The Appalachains are still mountains.

This was taken in Alabama


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Those are definitely just hills. Mountains are rockier and usually above the treeline. Nice try though!

Now here are what the "hills" in Wyoming look like!

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Old 07-14-2008, 10:41 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Personally I cant stand the gnats.
I don't mean to pick on Alabama, but that's the first place I ran across chiggers, and I thought they were the grossest bugs I'd ever seen, even including the cockroaches the size of Cadillacs in Florida (pardon me: palmetto bugs. Cockroaches have a PR organization in Florida).

We do have ticks here, but I've never gotten more than one while out hiking (and that rarely). Here in my town, we have a month or so of these little green midges, which are annoying because they swarm and die in mass quantities in your radiator and on your windshield, but they don't bite or sting. The spouse, who grew up in north Florida, says they aren't as bad as "love bugs" which apparently also swarm and smell terrible when crushed.

Up in the mountains here we get these snow melt mosquitoes, the first ones out, and they are HUGE. And HUNGRY. But they aren't subtle, and they are heavy, so you can feel them when they land and especially when they attempt to drill into you, using a very dull "mosquito bit."

This is poll material, I think: which state has the worst bugs?
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Alabama. I hear they're very, very tolerant of those of us in the LGBT community.
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:52 PM
 
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I'm biased.

On July 3rd, I almost got annoyed at people stopping every five minutes after I had called AAA, just outside of Auburn.

I must admit, the ticks are bad at Sipsey. That was a memorable experience.

At least in Alabama, you can't total a rental by crashing into a bison.
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Wyoming for me, hands down. Climate much more to my liking. When I think of the south, I think of heat, humidity and bugs - all of which I dislike.
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Old 07-15-2008, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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It was in Alabama that I first learned the concept of "chigger infestation." 'Nuff said.
Juts dunk yourself in some kerosene and you'll be fine.
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:19 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Wyoming for me as well. Been to both in both Summer and Winter and would tolerate the Wyoming weather much better. Plus I like real mountains over rolling hills called mountains, and can deal with cold better than the frigging chiggers, ticks, cockroaches, and other nasty bugs in the South.
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