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Old 02-04-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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People do realize this is just a small portion of an East Texas area? I mean we do realize that. I can show you some winter greenery on the level of some southeastern states right in Longview/Marshall/Henderson/ Caddo Lake/Rusk/ Tatum/Easton/ Jacksonville/Pittsburgh/ New Diana/ Jefferson/Uncertain/ Martin Lake/ Lake O' The Pines/Dangerfield/Gilmer/White Oak/Gladewater/Palestine/Lake Palestine/Cofee City/Lindale.. etc.

The Piney Woods of East Texas is a big area. And it's more hiller areas in Tyler then those pics. And I've been to damn near almost every corner and even areas I never knew existed in East Texas when I use to work routes for Reddy Ice.

I think East Texas in general gets on the level of any region of the southeast outside of the Piedmont (particularly the piedmont of north and south carolina). That area doesnt seem to have any visible variation of trees whatsoever. Just pine trees, pine trees and more pine trees so in my opinion, that region does have more greenery this time of year than East Texas. But outside of that? Nothing Ive seen in Mississippi, Alabama, LA, a good deal of GA and certainly not VA stands out as being much greener than East Texas in the wintertime. And even the area around the tiny town of Bennettsville, SC could have easily passed as anywhere in East Texas.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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East Texas is hilly, but it's NOTHING like the Austin area.

Btw, those pictures really weren't that impressive to be honest.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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East Texas is hilly, but it's NOTHING like the Austin area.

Btw, those pictures really weren't that impressive to be honest.
Well of course it's not called the hill country for nothing. But East Texas is called Piney Woods for a reason as well. And Tyler has more impressive examples of greenery then those pics. Tyler and that surrounding area that is.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:11 PM
 
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East Texas is hilly, but it's NOTHING like the Austin area.

Btw, those pictures really weren't that impressive to be honest.
Austin is absolutely more hilly and different than E. Texas (duh).

The pics don't really capture the true beauty of the area. I've been to Love's Lookout many times. My mother grew up in Bullard, and back then (30's) Love's Lookout had a public swimming pool that was very popular with the locals, and an outdoor amphitheatre.
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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East Texas is hilly, but it's NOTHING like the Austin area.

Btw, those pictures really weren't that impressive to be honest.
Not that impressive compared to what, Waco?

Waco in the winter time is barren brown prairie just like Dallas albeit closer to the Hill Country.

I think we're all aware E. Texas is not the Hill Country, not even close, but it does have its high elevations & is heavily wooded...more so than any other region in Texas.

Even most of Austin is not considered the "Hill Country". The Hill Country doesn't begin till you get into far west Austin. Eastern Austin is pancake flat with a mix of open prairie & pines.

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Old 02-04-2011, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Not that impressive compared to what, Waco?

Waco in the winter time is barren brown prairie just like Dallas albeit closer to the Hill Country.

I think we're all aware E. Texas is not the Hill Country, not even close, but it does have its high elevations & is heavily wooded...more so than any other region in Texas.

Even most of Austin is not considered the "Hill Country". The Hill Country doesn't begin till you get into far west Austin. Eastern Austin is pancake flat with a mix of open prairie & pines.
Speak for yourself but I think Waco has beautiful areas. I wasn't saying the pictures was ugly, but the point you was trying to prove with the pictures failed.

You guys aren't telling me anything new considering I've been all over East Texas. Another thing is Waco is not barren; the area surrounding Waco is.
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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Lol..I cant lie, except for his psuedo racist moments, Matt reps the hell out of Tyler. As a Tylerite, I like that. lol...Its kind of comical how much he goes in on Dallas. Not that I can talk, because I fully agree with him about the desolate North Texas landscape, but its still funny to see how far he takes it...lol
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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This is what coastal California looks like after a winter rain:

Those green California Hills | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjb4photos/3439676177/ - broken link)

There's nothing that comes even remotely to being that green in the rest of the continental US during the winter. If you want green in the winter, that is where to go.

By the way, these hills are brown in the summer! It's totally reverse to what the East Coast experiences.
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:24 PM
 
Location: America
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This is what coastal California looks like after a winter rain:

Those green California Hills | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjb4photos/3439676177/ - broken link)

There's nothing that comes even remotely to being that green in the rest of the continental US during the winter. If you want green in the winter, that is where to go.

By the way, these hills are brown in the summer! It's totally reverse to what the East Coast experiences.
And we needed to know this because...
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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This is what coastal California looks like after a winter rain:

Those green California Hills | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjb4photos/3439676177/ - broken link)

There's nothing that comes even remotely to being that green in the rest of the continental US during the winter. If you want green in the winter, that is where to go.

By the way, these hills are brown in the summer! It's totally reverse to what the East Coast experiences.

Is that Tyler or California? They look the same to me.
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