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


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Old 11-10-2008, 07:22 PM
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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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


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


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


View of Oregon from Washington

Umatilla River in Pendleton

Near Pendleton

The dam in The Dalles

The Dalles and Mt. Adams


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


View from Broadway bridge

Convention Center MAX station


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.

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Old 12-17-2008, 03:18 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, 01:52 AM
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California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Arkansas, Hawaii

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Old 12-18-2008, 01:58 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, 04:27 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, 05:50 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, 06:18 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, 02:28 AM
Location: SF Bay Area
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Originally Posted by backdrifter View Post
OREGON is Little America with everything from desert to rain forest. (All images are public domain.)








And finally... COAST:

Thanks for these pics. I didn't know Oregon was so beautiful.
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:46 AM
Location: 38 38' 45" N, -90 20' 08" W
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Originally Posted by Alexus View Post
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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