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Old 05-02-2013, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Pahrump, NV
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Check out this site. Might help...

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Old 05-02-2013, 09:50 PM
 
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BTW: Just curious, why are you not interested in Mt. Charleston?
Yeah me too. That has to be a 1000 square miles of high country close to Las Vegas.

And there is nothing else comparable.

Maybe some of the AZ high country...but really nothing that rivals the Spring Mountains .
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:44 AM
 
Location: B.C. and Las Vegas
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LOL Buzz...I live in a wilderness lake in the Cariboo area of Canada down the path from this resort. No cell service, natural gas (firewood), sidewalks, no year round families, a well, and a 2 km gravel pot-holded road to get to my place. When I think of forested areas with cabins I automatically think of a real forest...You know, the one you can't walk through unless trails are cut and you can't see past one foot from the access road into it. Methinks you don't get out too much Buzz to the northern parts of the World. In my opinion Tahoe isn't even really a forest as it's too sparse but I love those big pine trees. I get so tired of looking at forest you can now see why I love the concrete jungle of my Las Vegas condo. :-)

Moosehaven Resort, Hathaway Lake, 100 Mile House, Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada

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Old 05-03-2013, 03:55 PM
 
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LOL Buzz...I live in a wilderness lake in the Cariboo area of Canada down the path from this resort. No cell service, natural gas (firewood), sidewalks, no year round families, a well, and a 2 km gravel pot-holded road to get to my place. When I think of forested areas with cabins I automatically think of a real forest...You know, the one you can't walk through unless trails are cut and you can't see past one foot from the access road into it. Methinks you don't get out too much Buzz to the northern parts of the World. In my opinion Tahoe isn't even really a forest as it's too sparse but I love those big pine trees. I get so tired of looking at forest you can now see why I love the concrete jungle of my Las Vegas condo. :-)

Moosehaven Resort, Hathaway Lake, 100 Mile House, Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada
That actually varies pretty widely. There is a small portion of the original forest in Rochester NY. Virtually no undergrowth. Just 2 foot trees every 8 or 10 feet in every direction. The giant redwoods are similar. One strange thing in a Red wood forest is no noise. No birds. The trees have an insecticide which killls the insects so the birds have nothing to eat.

The scrub forests of KY where I grew up are as you described. Off the trails virtually impassible.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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LOL Buzz...I live in a wilderness lake in the Caribou area of Canada down the path from this resort. No cell service, natural gas (firewood), sidewalks, no year round families, a well, and a 2 km gravel pot-holed road to get to my place. When I think of forested areas with cabins I automatically think of a real forest...You know, the one you can't walk through unless trails are cut and you can't see past one foot from the access road into it. Methinks you don't get out too much Buzz to the northern parts of the World. In my opinion Tahoe isn't even really a forest as it's too sparse but I love those big pine trees. I get so tired of looking at forest you can now see why I love the concrete jungle of my Las Vegas condo. :-)

Moosehaven Resort, Hathaway Lake, 100 Mile House, Caribou, British Columbia, Canada
Well, maybe both of us made some wrong assumptions. No, in the last few years I've had to forget the adventurous life I once had, but I had one. And, yes, I have had some of those adventures in places like BC, etc.

And, no, Tahoe is not the closest "woodsy" place to Las Vegas. There are millions of acres of wilderness, with woods of enormous trees, in the Spring Mountains, the Sheep Mountains, and various other mountain ranges in Clark, Nye, and Lincoln Counties, and nearby southern Utah, and southern California, are relatively short drives from Las Vegas. There are 18,000 acres of Bristlecone Pine, the oldest living tree in the world, in the Mt. Charleston Wilderness Area about 30 minutes from Las Vegas.

Friends of Nevada Wilderness - Wilderness in the Southern Region

Besides, I come from West Virginia originally, and I believe it is way more closed in forest than western Canada (but not eastern Canada). They say a squirrel could cross WV in either direction without ever seeing the ground. He could do that in BC, but there would be spaces where he'd see the ground. I have never figured out how the early frontiersmen like Dan'l. Boone, who lived and hunted there, ever got through those woods; or how Geo. Washington ever surveyed it without bulldozers.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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Some suggestions:


Hualupai Mountains; Kingman, Arizona. They are a little over an hour and a half to the southwest of Las Vegas.

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Old 05-06-2013, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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If you can extend that 1 -- 1.5 hours a little further to 2--3 hours, then you get an amazing variety...

1.) Big Bear, California
2.) Lake Arrowhead, California
3.) Williams and Flagstaff, Arizona
4.) Bryce Canyon, Utah

4--5 hours will get you:

1.) Mammoth Lakes, Caifornia
2.) June Lake and Lee Vining, California
3.) Sedona, Arizona
4.) South Rim, Grand Canyon, Arizona
5.) North Rim, via Utah, Grand Canyon, Arizona.

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