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Old 09-10-2008, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I prefer the forest, but it's amazing how much of Oregon is dry.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:56 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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It doesn't have to be either/or. I live in the ponderosa pine forest (and aspen, lodgepole pine, scattered juniper, willow) just south of Crater Lake. Yes, it's at 4,500' and dry, and the understory is bitterbrush, rabbit brush, Klamath wild plum, manzanita, huckleberry, Oregon sunshine (woolly sunflower) instead of lush ferns, but it's still forest.
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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I love it all!
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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I would have to agree with Backdrifter, both have there beauty.
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Fresno, CA
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Foresty area near the ocean. Knoll overlooking green meadowland with woods,creek nearby.
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:15 PM
 
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I agree with mollyblythe, except oceany area near the forest. In Lincoln City, I can talk a walk by both at once, which is my heaven. But, I also know that for others, the desert is their heaven. It's all beautiful!
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Old 09-11-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Washington/ Canadian border
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I lived for 5 years in the Mojave Desert in California and found it had it's beauty in amazing sunrises and sunsets and fantastic rock formations. Vegas and Lake Mead were close for recreation and I went there often but coming from beach side tropical Australia originally I never felt quite "normal" without water around me. I'm now in a forest on a creek and I feel "normal" again to have water around me. I miss the desert sometimes but I do love the mountains, water and trees. I had a year in Oregon and although it's a very beautiful state with all it's lush greenery I found it rained far too much for my liking. I also went into the drier inland areas but still prefer forest, mountains and water.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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I can't decide, lol. That's why I love Oregon. We have both.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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It is hard to decide which is best. It's good that we have both. You can live in the forest and go visit the desert or reverse it.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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Interesting subject as I like high desert, but would not live there, as human civ (esp American style) has never fared well in such ecosystems- at least on a perminent basis.
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