M3 is lying. http://www.nps.gov/archive/moja/mojadena.htm.

But then again, M1 and M2 consider juniper and pinyon to be lush vegetation.



On 7/6/07, T O S <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hey M3,
What do you mean about "several different types of desert"?
As M1 and M2 have pointed out, SLC is a lush area.

On Fri, 6 Jul 2007 14:23:39 -0400, roger Klinger < [log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Maybe climatologically, but I never stated that.  Geologiacally, you can't
>beat Utah.  The Wasatch range alone is incredibly complex.  Add the fact
>that 3 major phsiographic provinces meet in the middle of the state, and you
>have the makings of a fantastic topography.  The fact that much of this
>geology is exposed, rather than buried under quaternary rubble makes the
>state that much more exciting for outdoorsmen of all types.
>
>As for ecology:  Does Hawaii have several different types of desert, in
>addition to all the ecological zones that occur in the mountains(both states
>rise into the 13K elevations)?  Don't forget that in Utah, a south facing
>slope above the trail you're hiking will have a completely different variety
>of life than the north slope on the  other side of the trail..  Utah has
>over 435 bird species.  Hawaii is a little over 300. Hawaii undoubtedly has
>more variety in plant life, but the number of species in Utah also numbers
>in the thousands. Of course this is ignoring the fact that Hawaii won't be
>this diverse for much longer.  See:
> http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/pac091.shtml
>
>On 7/6/07, Matthew Kulas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> I do believe that the Big Island of Hawai'i is far, far more
>> ecologically and climatologically diverse than the greater SLC area.
>>
>> --Matt K.
>>
>> On 7/6/07, roger Klinger <[log in to unmask] > wrote:
>> >  and [SLC] supplies that in greater
>> > geologic/ecologic variety than just about anywhere on earth.
>>
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