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Old 02-13-2009, 07:45 AM
 
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I definitely noticed Wyoming.

The cities that are there are quite small, and few and far between. What I noticed most was that the eastern part of the state is nothing...no trees....not many bushes....just scrub, rocks and dirt.

No trees makes a huge difference.
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:57 AM
 
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I am surprised Michigan didnt make the top 10 list
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:59 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I am surprised Michigan didnt make the top 10 list
Michigan? With Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, E. Lansing, just to name a few? Sure, there are some sparsely settled areas on the UP, but they are more than made up for "down below".
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Wyoming! Wyoming! Wyoming!

I'm from South Dakota and even I get depressed driving through Wyoming. Grasslands, arid prairie, tumbleweeds, and endless wind. I HATE IT!
I would much rather see that than trash, decaying buildings, and endless identical houses as far as the eye can see.....

Wyoming is certainly one of the most beautiful states in the country, due to the fact that it's population is so small mainly.
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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The Great Plains states have the largest expansion of "nothing", if by that you mean towns and population.
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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Not the entire state, but eastern Oregon is very, very expansive and empty.
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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A lot of western states are empty outside of the major cities. But empty is not necessarily a bad thing.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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Wyoming! Wyoming! Wyoming!

I'm from South Dakota and even I get depressed driving through Wyoming. Grasslands, arid prairie, tumbleweeds, and endless wind. I HATE IT!
Are you serious? Where exactly have you been in Wyoming? I mean South Dakota's cool and all with the Black Hills, but the rest of the state is relatively flat plains. Wyoming has Yellowstone/Grand Teton and countless mountain ranges with 13,000'+ peaks. But like the OP said, this thread is about opinions and you are entitled to yours.

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A lot of western states are empty outside of the major cities. But empty is not necessarily a bad thing.
Heartily agree!
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:24 AM
 
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On our way to Colorado to visit family, we drove through South Dakota. I have an uncle in Huron that we visited for a couple of days. The drive from Huron to Rapid City was far from boring, in my opinion. As we drove west from Huron, I started to notice differences in the topography. (It's been a number of years, but my memories are pretty vivid). Long before we reached the Badlands (spectacular), I started to notice small fissures in the ground. The farther west we drove, the more pronounced they became. I really had never noticed this on previous trips, because we took a little different route this time. It really was interesting to see the subtle changes in the landscape become more and more pronounced by the time we reached the Badlands.

No one else in the car really noticed until I pointed it out, and they probably would say it was a boring drive, but I found it pretty interesting.
A whole lot of "nothing" for some people, and pretty spectacular for others.
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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On our way to Colorado to visit family, we drove through South Dakota. I have an uncle in Huron that we visited for a couple of days. The drive from Huron to Rapid City was far from boring, in my opinion. As we drove west from Huron, I started to notice differences in the topography. (It's been a number of years, but my memories are pretty vivid). Long before we reached the Badlands (spectacular), I started to notice small fissures in the ground. The farther west we drove, the more pronounced they became. I really had never noticed this on previous trips, because we took a little different route this time. It really was interesting to see the subtle changes in the landscape become more and more pronounced by the time we reached the Badlands.

No one else in the car really noticed until I pointed it out, and they probably would say it was a boring drive, but I found it pretty interesting.
A whole lot of "nothing" for some people, and pretty spectacular for others.

Yep, there is beauty to be found everywhere. All one has to do is open their eyes as well as their mind.
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