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Old 03-16-2013, 11:23 PM
 
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The high point in Florida has an elevation of 345 feet. No matter which way you cut it, Florida doesn't have much elevation change. Florida has the lowest high point of any state. Where I used to live in NC many of the hikes I would go on would ascend three times that elevation along a single trail.

Having said that I'll have to check out Lake County. I was reading about Sugarloaf Mountain, the high point in peninsular Florida. I'm guessing that the word "mountain" is being used pretty generously here.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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No, I corrected an obvious error. You just don't want the truth to be known because it's a positive about the State. Who is being the a**?
How pathetically petty.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Okay 1 person says they're sick of the hurricanes and tornadoes, then the next cpl people say the weather is so boring??? Which is it because hurricanes and tornadoes don't sound very boring to me!! And how often do you can tornadoes? Is it common? Where do you go to take shelter if there aren't any basements?? Just curious...
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:31 PM
 
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The high point in Florida has an elevation of 345 feet. No matter which way you cut it, Florida doesn't have much elevation change. Florida has the lowest high point of any state. Where I used to live in NC many of the hikes I would go on would ascend three times that elevation along a single trail.

Having said that I'll have to check out Lake County. I was reading about Sugarloaf Mountain, the high point in peninsular Florida. I'm guessing that the word "mountain" is being used pretty generously here.
It's a very pretty, rural area. Rolling hills and horse farms.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:56 AM
 
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To the OP, there's a lot of truth to your initial post, but from experience, I will tell you why people hate Florida. Lots of geriatrics, bugs, humidity are what most gripe about.

IMHO, the very high expectations which people place on Florida, is the number one reason people hate it so much. For a start, Florida is loaded with transplants, ie people who were unhappy where they were before. These people would probably be unhappy anywhere. The thing is that before they move to Florida they've already designed this idyllic lifestyle in their heads. A lifestyle where they'll be playing more golf, spending time at the beach, fishing, hunting, waterskiing, etc. that lifestyle requires planning and effort. I spoke to hundreds of people who move to fla. most of them fit into this category. The reality however, is that most of them end up whiling their time away in malls or in front of the tv. To add insult to injury, they don't have their friends from back home and in all likely hood, they're not earning anywhere near what they were in Chicago, ny, Boston, Portland etc.

There you go
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:06 AM
 
Location: N.H Gods Country
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The high point in Florida has an elevation of 345 feet. No matter which way you cut it, Florida doesn't have much elevation change. Florida has the lowest high point of any state. Where I used to live in NC many of the hikes I would go on would ascend three times that elevation along a single trail.

Having said that I'll have to check out Lake County. I was reading about Sugarloaf Mountain, the high point in peninsular Florida. I'm guessing that the word "mountain" is being used pretty generously here.
WE used to ride motorcycles out that way quite often. Someone told us about Sugarloaf Mtn. We actually drove that road from one end to the other a couple times looking for it. We finally stopped at a store to ask where it was. The guy told that we just drove over it. If your out that way looking for it , just look for a decent size hill. That will be it.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:09 AM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Interesting for me is that almost all of the complaining about Florida I hear is on this forum. Almost every single person I meet in real life is very happy living in Florida.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:24 AM
 
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Wrong. While not mountains you can definitely see elevation change in Lake County.
Give Spring lake area a shot, if ya want hills. Only about 40 mins north of Tampa.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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You can bet your last dollar that in the real world most people are happy and content with life in FL.
This place attracts those who want to vent, complain or otherwise dig up negatives. I'd hate to be them.



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Interesting for me is that almost all of the complaining about Florida I hear is on this forum. Almost every single person I meet in real life is very happy living in Florida.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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You find that to be a problem?



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Why split hairs? The vast majority of the state is flat as a pancake, and everyone knows this.
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