Please, somebody, stop his glott, before it's too late.
>From: Matthew Kulas [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent: Friday, July 6, 2007 02:49 PM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Best place to live to ski and ski to live?
>Dude, geologically speaking, Utah can't touch Newfoundland. One word:
>Relative to ecology. Surely you're joking. Does SLC have a tropical
>rainforest on one side of the city and a desert on the other? Right.
>That's what I thought.
>While I've never actually been to Hawai'i, I've seen plenty enough
>episodes of Magnum PI to know that outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen can
>find plenty of fun in the only state with a guttural stop.
>On 7/6/07, 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:
>> 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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