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Old 11-12-09, 01:49 PM   #1
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Post a picture of how pretty and scenic your state is.

This is in response to UA's silly claim that Michigan is 8 out of 10 for scenery.

I'm posting several pictures of several of the most scenic spots I know of in Michigan. Keep in mind that these are extreme, rare examples of how nice the state looks. These pictures are the exception, not the rule. For the most part Michigan is just flat, wet, cold and ugly.

What I want from everyone else is to outdo me with pictures of better scenery in your states.


The sand dunes.


Me at the only remaining few acres of virgin 300' tall pines, called the "Hartwick pines".


The Au Sable river


The Manistee National Forest. (sure as hell ain't the Arapaho national forest.)



The several mile long decent into Traverse City


Mackinaw island's shore


A couple northern LP shorelines.



The Porcupine Mountains of the upper peninsula.
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I was sitting in the library yesterday. There was what is called a stream here and what would be called a river in CO right next to the building. Across the stream is a forest with what I believe are oaks and pines and in the forest was a white tail deer, foraging for food.

It's certainly not Longs Peak or the Great Sand Dunes, but it's beautiful in its own way.
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New Mexico

It is what the west is supposed to be.
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New Mexico

It is what the west is supposed to be.
Aww come on. Don't be a tease. Post some pics of the Sandia's or Rockies.
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Albuquerque kind of sucks, but I love the northern parts of NM. Angel Fire was a lovely little place and I always enjoyed flying over the Rockies to Farmington.
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New Mexico

It is what the west is supposed to be.
I KNOW you're overrun with goatheads, so I'm not completely buying it.

Will have some PA pictures up tonight.
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I live in a desert - but the winters here are beautiful! Note snow in the background!


In the springtime things green up and we have beautiful wildflower displays...


Of course we are the state with Disneyland... the original:


A thousand miles of beautiful beaches:


And beautiful hilly roads to ride (important here!) year round!


Mountain bike trails as well!


Mammoth Mountain area - home of excellent riding, skiing and hiking:
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In the springtime things green up and we have beautiful wildflower displays...
Didn't you take that pic? I think I remember seeing it.
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I KNOW you're overrun with goatheads, so I'm not completely buying it.

Will have some PA pictures up tonight.
After the 4th or 5th flat, only a nail could go through my setup.

Which actually happened.

But I laugh at goatheads.
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Post some pics of the Sandia's or Rockies.
Here's one in the Rockies for you.

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I'm gonna help pile on Michigan now.

Here is the salt river in the Tonto National Forest.


Here are the 4 peaks, also in Tonto. famous enough to be on newer AZ license plates.
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And another one, same day.

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And another one, same day.

Where is that?
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I'll help you Mich...

I've climbed this although it is unfortunately not my pic.


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Where is that?
I don't remember the name of the lake, and don't have a map handy but it's above Nederland, CO.
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I don't remember the name of the lake, and don't have a map handy but it's above Nederland, CO.
Up in Indian Peaks?
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How about some more Colorado?

Loveland Pass, Looking down on I70, east side of Eisenhower Tunnel


And Echo Lake (near Mt Evans). I was cruising along at 25+ when I took this, still can't believe it came out this well
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Western Colorado. Canyon of the Dolores River, near Gateway, CO.
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Ahh yes, the redwoods and Sequoias of coastal northern california. Quite honestly my favorite place in the world. In the winter when everything is green and the rivers are flowing, it's like a glimpse into heaven.
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