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Old 11-07-2008, 08:03 PM
 
Location: vista
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Agreeing. I do love going to Washington, but California has the beauty and the weather and the diversity (mountains, ocean, lakes, etc....)

Dawn

Yep...
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Continuing on from my last post here...
I don't take any credit for the following pictures. After this post I'll do one more on the Willamette Valley and southern Oregon.

Oregon Cascades:

Mt. Hood from Hood River Valley



Mt. Hood from Hood River Valley


Mt. Hood


Lots of snow on a road near Government Camp (base of Mt. Hood)


Summit of Mt. Hood


Sunset on Mt. Hood looking south


Near Government Camp (03/02/08)


Punch Bowl Falls (technically in the Gorge but close enough to Mt. Hood)


Hood River


Mt. Hood from the Hood River Valley
http://www.panoramio.com/photos/original/6704893.jpg (broken link)

One more picture of Mt. Hood


Mt. Jefferson


Mt. Jefferson


Mt. Washington


Proxy Falls


The Sisters


Mt. Bachelor


View from Mt. Bachelor


South Sister, Broken Top, Mt Bachelor


Mt. Bachelor


Raven and Crater Lake


Crater Lake in June 2007


Crater Lake in June 2007


Mt. McLoughlin


Three Fingered Jack Sunset


Three Fingered Jack sunrise



High Desert, Central Oregon, and Basin and Range regions:

Near Mitchell


Near Mitchell


Near Mitchell


Near Mitchell




Near Sisters


Near Christmas Valley


Near Lakeview


Lakeview


Antelope in Lakeview


Thunderstorm approaching Lakeview


Near John Day


Near John Day


Near John Day


HWY 395 between Burns and Lakeview


Cascades from La Pine
http://www.panoramio.com/photos/original/11256409.jpg (broken link)

Near Three Rivers


Deschutes River near Three Rivers


Deschutes River near Three Rivers


Northeast Oregon:

Near Enterprise (Wallowa Mountains)


Near Enterprise
http://www.panoramio.com/photos/original/5335372.jpg (broken link)

Wallowas from Enterprise


Enterprise


Near Joseph


Wallowa Lake


Near Joseph


Wallow Mountains
http://www.panoramio.com/photos/original/6384753.jpg (broken link)

Lostine Valley in Wallowa Mountains


Hurricane Creek Valley


Hurwall Divide


Eagle Cap in Wallowa Mountains


Burger Pass in Mid-July (~8000 feet elevation)


North Minam Meadows


North Minam Meadows


Imnaha River Drainage near Hell's Canyon


Near Imnaha


15km from Zumwalt
http://www.panoramio.com/photos/original/5103305.jpg (broken link)

6km from Zumwalt
http://www.panoramio.com/photos/original/5103303.jpg (broken link)

Hells Canyon from Hat Point


Hells Canyon


Hells Canyon


Hells Canyon


Hells Canyon


Hells Canyon


Deepest Point inside Hells Canyon


Near Imnaha


Winter in Blue Mountains outside of Pendelton


Near La Grande


Near La Grande


Near La Grande


Columbia River Plateau

Boardman Sunset


Columbia River from Boardman


Hat Rock


Rufus


View of Oregon from Washington


Umatilla River in Pendleton


Near Pendleton


The dam in The Dalles


The Dalles and Mt. Adams


Dufur


Near The Dalles



Portland Area

Mt. Hood (sorry, I love Hood)
http://www.panoramio.com/photos/original/5625418.jpg (broken link)

Near Bonny Slope


Near Bonny Slope


Near Bonny Slope


Forest Park


Balch Creek


Japanese Garden


Japanese Garden


Japanese Garden


OHSU Tram


View from Broadway bridge


Convention Center MAX station


Waterfront


Another MAX station


Sunrise behind Mt. Hood from Mt. Tabor in Portland


Walkway on Mt. Tabor


Sunrise from Mt. Tabor


Walkway on Mt. Tabor


Westmoreland Park


Westmoreland Park


Smith Lake


Sunrise at the airport parking


Mt. St. Helens from Powell Butte


Ok, I'm done for now.

Last edited by Candle; 11-10-2008 at 08:40 PM..
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:18 PM
 
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my top 10 in no order

1. Connecticut
2. Colorado
3. California
4. Oregon
5. Massachusetts
6. upstate New York
7. New Jersey
8. Vermont
9. Wisconsin
10. Tennessee
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:52 AM
 
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California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Arkansas, Hawaii

Last edited by CalGal953; 12-18-2008 at 03:13 AM..
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:58 AM
 
Location: Michigan : Currently going to therapy I hate it so much here... Hope to move to Texas soon.
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Texas, California, Hawaii and Arkansas
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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Wow, it's hard to believe that this thread is still going...but anyway, I'd like to reaffirm my vote for California. Why? Simply for the sheer diversity in landscape. It's hardly fair, as California encompasses a vast amount of land that just so happens to be some of the most varied in the world. You want tall mountains? We got that, in spades (Sierra Nevada, Cascades). You like beautiful coastlines? Not a problem, just have a look at Big Sur, Catalina Island, Point Reyes, etc. You like big flat agricultural areas with meandering rivers? We have one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world in the central valley, with dozens of rivers and one of the world's few inverted river deltas. You like the desert? We have the hottest in the world (Death Valley), featuring sand dunes, salt flats, and an abundance of cacti. Perhaps you are more interested in plants and animals? We have the tallest, largest, and oldest single organism life forms on the planet, not to mention mountain lions, elk, bear, and all sorts of marine life.

I love California (born and raised), and the bottom line is, you're not going to find a more a diverse landscape anywhere in the United States, and probably not anywhere in the world. That's not to say that I don't like other states. I love Washington, Colorado (mountains are my favorite), and Hawaii as well. I haven't visited Alaska, but my all my family members have (and I have extended family up that way), so it's definitely on my 'to do list'. No offense to any East Coast folks, but it doesn't particularly interest me. The mountains aren't all that tall, and the marine life is less diverse (no sea lions?). Florida has nice and warm water, and some decent beaches, but the highest point is less than 1,000 feet, and that's a deal breaker for me. I can't stand flatland.
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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I think all States have their own beauty in a unique way. For example: Most people would look at a State like NJ and think it's a dump; however, there are plenty of beautiful areas of the state that is often over look. Here are some pictures of the Great Falls of the Passaic in the winter.

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Old 12-18-2008, 07:18 PM
 
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Colorado is the prettiest state by far; IMO. But I'd have to own somewhere else to live in winter;as far as my favorite area.
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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OREGON is Little America with everything from desert to rain forest. (All images are public domain.)

HIGH DESERT:







PRAIRIE and FARMLAND:





VINEYARDS:



MIXED FORESTS:



EVERGREEN FORESTS:



RAIN FORESTS and WATERFALLS:





CRATER LAKE:



And finally... COAST:


Thanks for these pics. I didn't know Oregon was so beautiful.
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:46 AM
 
Location: 38 38' 45" N, -90 20' 08" W
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Thanks for these pics. I didn't know Oregon was so beautiful.
I just repped that post. That was probably the single greatest pictoral I've seen on this forum. I've been to Oregon before, but what I saw can not do justice to what those pictures conveyed.
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