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View Poll Results: Pika State!
Alaska 52 50.00%
California 33 31.73%
Omg I can't choose so everyone's a winner! 19 18.27%
Voters: 104. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-28-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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Im taking a lunch break here at work and decided to check in here and what do I see? California getting all of the photo glory? No, no, no.... Let's even things out a bit.

Alaska isn't ALL glaciers and forest ja know. I digress:


http://alaskamaritime.fws.gov/units/...untains-lg.jpg


http://3k9nite.com/gallery2/d/1863-5/Enyeart_V_FallColors2.jpg (broken link)
http://3k9nite.com/gallery2/d/1863-5/Enyeart_V_FallColors2.jpg (broken link)


http://www.adventure-crew.com/wp-con...9/06/Gates.jpg
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:13 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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California's natural beauty is awesome. Alaska's natural beauty is other-worldly.
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Im taking a lunch break here at work and decided to check in here and what do I see? California getting all of the photo glory? No, no, no.... Let's even things out a bit.

Alaska isn't ALL glaciers and forest ja know. I digress:


http://alaskamaritime.fws.gov/units/...untains-lg.jpg



http://3k9nite.com/gallery2/d/1863-5/Enyeart_V_FallColors2.jpg (broken link)


http://www.adventure-crew.com/wp-con...9/06/Gates.jpg
Those photos of Alaska are incredible! Got anymore?
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Bay Area - Portland
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Which state do you think is more beautiful naturally?
California, hands down.

While Alaska has the size, it doesn’t come close to the diversity that California offers. Unless someone is just captivated by a gazillion square miles of tundra and stunted trees…
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:40 PM
 
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I think Alaska get's overlooked here (understandably, this is an urban-themed message board and Alaska is anything but urban) but people here in the lower 48 forget what a rare gem we have up north.

Alaska:

http://www.insidesocal.com/bargain/Alaska.jpg (broken link)


http://www.alaskawildernesstrails.co..._Lake___Mt.JPG

Check out Anchorage!

http://alaskabackpackers.com/images/anchorage.jpg


California:


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/236/5...e7659d13c7.jpg


http://www.fineartathome.com/images/califdesert-2.jpg (broken link)
That picture with the moon/sun over Anchorage/or Juneau, looks amazing.
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:49 PM
 
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Alaska is not more diverse then California. Lets start from the top of California and work our way down shall we
Mount Shasta

Redwoods

Wine Country

Yosemite

Lake Tahoe

Palasade Glaicer

Big Sur Coast

Central Valley

San Gabriel Mountains

Salton Sea

Mojave Desert

Death Valley


If Alaska is more diverse then this, then by all means by enlighten me.
That palisade glacier photo looks awesome. Where in CA is it located?
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:52 PM
 
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Yeah, I'm basing my vote of of CA's diversity. I keep hearing AK is more diverse than CA, prove me wrong. I've just seen the pics of the EXTREME diversity of CA, so prove us wrong, especially for how much smaller CA is then AK.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:14 PM
 
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Alaska because it's beauty isnt covered up
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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Originally Posted by kcee510 View Post
Alaska is not more diverse then California. Lets start from the top of California and work our way down shall we
Mount Shasta

Redwoods

Wine Country

Yosemite

Lake Tahoe

Palasade Glaicer

Big Sur Coast

Central Valley

San Gabriel Mountains

Salton Sea

Mojave Desert

Death Valley


If Alaska is more diverse then this, then by all means by enlighten me.
Man, that is crazy. +1, and that's not even including stuff like the beaches and the marshes. We almost have it all.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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As someone who lived in Alaska for 10 years and has visited friends and family in California on many occasions, Sequoia and warm beaches are the only thing that California has over Alaska in regards to natural beauty. It is no contest that California is second among all 50 states, but anyone who for even a second thinks California has more natural beauty hasn't been or even looked up Alaska. Basically imagine anything you have seen and take it up a notch.
It sounds like you have seen more of Alaska than California. I'm in Oregon and visited California a few times, and have seen much more down there than you described. With all the land mass in Alaska, though, there should be a lot of scenery to choose from.

Does Alaska have any cool deserts or rock formations? Did you ever spend time around Trinity County, in CA, or the Smith River, for example?

What would you say are the nicest looking agricultural regions in Alaska?
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