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Re: Worst place for an SP'er to live in the America

Postby PAROFES » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:40 am

goldenhopper wrote:
PAROFES wrote:If i want to reach good brazilian mountains i have to travel at least 350kms to any direction.

North and North east - Itatiaia National Park (350kms)
East - Caparaó National Park (1000kms of freeways)
South - Ibitiraquire range (400 kms)
West - Flat land, there's nothing (except far far west, Andes)

Damn!


Those look like hills, maybe even mountains just outside of the city. I don't think you realize just how flat Florida is.

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This is Jaragua Peak. It has just 1200m and several, several private properties with antenas on its top. No mountaineers do hike there. The trail takes only around one hour and that's it.
I do realize hehehe
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Re: Worst place for an SP'er to live in the America

Postby Diego Sahagún » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:42 am

goldenhopper wrote:Has to be Florida! Florida is like a death sentence for anyone who loves the mountains; a geographic mistake. Hell I'd live in Texas before I lived in Florida! I find any place without so much as even a small hill deeply depressing. When I'm 90 and can no longer walk, make sure to push my wheelchair to a window with a view of some 14'ers so I can continue to at least dream about the best places on earth.

Well written golden, +1
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Re: Worst place for an SP'er to live in the America

Postby PAROFES » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:47 am

SJ wrote:
PAROFES wrote:If i want to reach good brazilian mountains i have to travel at least 350kms to any direction.

North and North east - Itatiaia National Park (350kms)
East - Caparaó National Park (1000kms of freeways)
South - Ibitiraquire range (400 kms)
West - Flat land, there's nothing (except far far west, Andes)

Damn!


But you have Rio a quick hop away which has solid rock climbing and amazing beaches and surf.

*although I've heard the rivalry between paulistas and portenos is legendary



Portenos? ahahahahah....People from Sao Paulo - paulistas/ People from Rio like me - Cariocas!
Not really much of a thing these days...
And yes, beautiful mountains, brazilian rock climbing meca, but, as the other ones to East, 400km away.

Cheers!
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Re: Worst place for an SP'er to live in the America

Postby rebelgrizz » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:49 am

If you live in the panhandle of Florida you can make it to the Ozarks in a day...but overall, Goldenhopper has it right...most of Florida is now like a Third World country with no mountains....I lived there for 22 years.
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Re: Worst place for an SP'er to live in the America

Postby Castlereagh » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:29 am

I've partied with matthew mcconaughey on South Beach, so i'll give Flaaa-r-ee-da its due. Would never want to live there though
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Re: Worst place for an SP'er to live in the America

Postby POLUKO » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:41 am

I think he is trying to say that Appalachia ain't much compared to 14ers.

I have to agree no matter how pretty the trees are.
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Re: Worst place for an SP'er to live in the America

Postby Josh Lewis » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:49 am

I just had a major talk with my land lord, which he lived in Florida in the 50's and 60's and says back in the day it was a great place to live. Much wild life, very remote places, all kinds of jungles and how the culture of the youth was outside most of the time. But he does admit that now days it's not like it used to be there.
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Re: Worst place for an SP'er to live in the America

Postby SJ » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:33 am

PAROFES wrote:Portenos? ahahahahah....People from Sao Paulo - paulistas/ People from Rio like me - Cariocas!
Not really much of a thing these days...
And yes, beautiful mountains, brazilian rock climbing meca, but, as the other ones to East, 400km away.

Cheers!


Whoops, my bad! Confusing Rio and BA. I will remove my foot from mouth now.
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Re: Worst place for an SP'er to live in the America

Postby markod72 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:03 am

Iowa isn't exactly summit friendly. And overall the hiking, paddling, biking, etc is not very spectacular. I do love it sometimes though...
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Re: Worst place for an SP'er to live in the America

Postby peakhugger » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:54 am

goldenhopper wrote:Has to be Florida! Florida is like a death sentence for anyone who loves the mountains; a geographic mistake.


Not to mention that a lot of it will be under water in a few years...
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With over 25,000 square kms below 3.5 meters, about 15% of it's land mass could be submerged. But that's what second stories on houses are for, right?
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Re: Worst place for an SP'er to live in the America

Postby mrh » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:03 pm

I loved the Everglades and Keys, but other than that I hated Florida.
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Re: Worst place for an SP'er to live in the America

Postby goldenhopper » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:28 pm

Marmaduke wrote:
goldenhopper wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:
Arthur Digbee wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:Lincoln, Nebraska?


Only a day's drive to Colorado Rockies or the Medicine Bows in Wyoming. Hard day's drive to Winds, Bighorns, or Tetons.

There's a reason why there are two Cornhusker gift shops in Estes Park.


If an 8 hour drive isn't an issue, then Miami might be the only place where you wouldn't want to live (in the U.S.). Virtually all major cities/towns are within an 8 hour drive of a national/state, forest/park.


Yeah, but 5-8 hrs to Alpine Rockies and 8 hours to the hills of Georgia are two entirely different things.


What's your point? I'm obviously agreeing with you if you get down as far south as Miami. The Smoky Mountains are less than 10 hours from Orlando. I didn't mention anything about Georgia and the drive Arthur speaks of is almost 8 not 5 hours.


Down boy, down... take it east Duke. I was just suggesting that from Lincoln you can be in "hill country" with various geographic structures within 5 hours. State highpoint in Nebraska (while flat) is 5,524' - where as Florida is 345' and that's well into the panhandle.

Also, the seasons change in Nebraska and the people are charming. :wink:


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Re: Worst place for an SP'er to live in the America

Postby Arthur Digbee » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:24 pm

goldenhopper wrote:Down boy, down... take it east Duke. I was just suggesting that from Lincoln you can be in "hill country" with various geographic structures within 5 hours. State highpoint in Nebraska (while flat) is 5,524' - where as Florida is 345' and that's well into the panhandle.

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Re: Worst place for an SP'er to live in America

Postby lcarreau » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:42 pm

Having a hard time living in Arizona lately - had to put the death on some red flying ants. Are there any ants in Florida ???

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