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Old 10-07-2016, 02:59 AM
 
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Are you kidding me, look at the satelite pics, California (18% forest cover) clearly has a lot more forest than Western Australia (2% forest cover), especially Northern California.
2% of WA is forests? Really? If you ever do get to Western Australia you might want to check out spots like this: Southern Forests - Tourism Western Australia
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:26 PM
 
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2% of WA is forests? Really? If you ever do get to Western Australia you might want to check out spots like this: Southern Forests - Tourism Western Australia
I didn't make up the stats
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Old 10-07-2016, 02:00 PM
 
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Great cities: New York, London, Paris, Kyoto, Florence, Miami

Really good cities: Chicago, Lisbon, Berlin, Rome, Nara, Lyon
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Old 10-07-2016, 02:51 PM
 
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I didn't make up the stats
According to the Parkes and Wildlife Service of Western Australia about 7% of the state is officially forest and woodland. You can add to that large areas, particularly in the tropical north of the state, which are mixes of heavily treed areas and scrubland.

But California is tiny compared to WA; you can fit six Californias into WA and still have some space left over. https://www.buzzfeed.com/simoncrerar...0Ad#.hdWGVejeA :-)

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Old 10-07-2016, 05:57 PM
 
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But California is tiny compared to WA; you can fit six Californias into WA and still have some space left over. https://www.buzzfeed.com/simoncrerar...0Ad#.hdWGVejeA :-)
Perfect because i won't need to drive far to see forest.
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:30 PM
 
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Perfect because i won't need to drive far to see forest.
Yeh, but they'll be little California sized "forests" that people in West Aus would call a clump of trees....
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:02 PM
 
Location: PHX -> ATL
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Are you kidding me, look at the satelite pics, California (18% forest cover) clearly has a lot more forest than Western Australia (2% forest cover), especially Northern California.
Los Angeles is practically a desert with temps these days unless you are right in the coast. California's forest cover is ONLY the far northern part of the state, roughly a 10 hour drive from LA (not including notorious CA traffic) and probably four from SF (again not counting CA's notorious traffic). With traffic included, you're probably looking at 6 hours from SF and 12 from LA. Here in Arizona (Phoenix) I can get to a forest in two hours, and my state is well-known for being a desert wasteland despite 1/3 of my state having a protected pine tree forest. In Tucson, one hour.

Now I don't know what Western Australia is like but if you can reach a forest in less than six hours then it's the king here. California traffic has eliminated most of the pros that CA can offer, along with COL. For an example, back in the day, you could ski and surf in the same day if you lived in Los Angeles, that's no longer the case.

California's extensive drought (which is also worse than my neighboring desert state) is also ruining that percentage.

Literally any other state besides Nevada and Utah is a better state for forests than California.
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Old 10-07-2016, 10:28 PM
 
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Chicago, Portland (OR not ME), Buenos Aires, and San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.

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-Juneau...definitely because of its location and not any (manmade) sites or activities in the city which is the same reason I love San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.
-Arequipa, Peru...same as Juneau.
-Queenstown, New Zealand...same as Juneau.
-Christchurch, New Zealand...same as Juneau.
-Santiago, Chile
-Marrakesh, Morocco
-Barcelona, Spain
-Lisbon, Portugal
-St. Petersburg, Russia
-Hong Kong
-Singapore
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Old 10-08-2016, 09:08 AM
 
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Literally any other state besides Nevada and Utah is a better state for forests than California.
I wasn't looking at California just for their forests but for their climate, coastline, liberal attitude and tons of Asian women. The forests are just a bonus like the famous Redwood and Yosemite parks, i hear everyone raving about.
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Old 10-08-2016, 07:45 PM
 
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I wasn't looking at California just for their forests but for their climate, coastline, liberal attitude and tons of Asian women. The forests are just a bonus like the famous Redwood and Yosemite parks, i hear everyone raving about.
Isn't Australia significantly closer to Asia therefore sees a ton more Asian tourists? I've never been there I'm just taking a guess. It's probably a much easier flight to Bangkok or Hong Kong from there. Six hours for my flight in KL to Seoul probably makes what around 7 or 8 from anywhere in Australia to SE Asia? That beats the 12 hour minimum from San Francisco to Seoul which is what I did not too mention crossing the dateline will throw you off.

California is a pretty place but I do believe there are other places in the world that match your needs, especially since guns will never be banned in the United States.
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