What Forest?

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  1. Matthew Post

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    If you could spend a week in any forest on earth where would you go? For me I’d like to see the Carpathian forest in Europe
     

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    Take your rosary and some garlic!
     
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    The mystical stories only adds to the appeal!
     
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    Hard to pick just one but probably the redwoods.
     
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    Yeah, California Redwoods for me, right around Gold Bluffs Beach and Prairie Creek.
     
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    probably Colorado.

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    On a serious note... I want so badly to travel to a place where I can take my canoe on an isolated lake with snow capped mountains in the background and camp on the shore. Catch some pike or lake trout. Yes, I've been watching too much of Joe's videos :)
     
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    Would you count swamps? Little Satilla, Satilla and Altamaha river areas. That order. Then nnext inline, the arboreal regions in Canada. All with fishing in mind, of course. Only if my Brother @jasam comes.
     
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    That would suit me. I'd like to do the Black Forest in Germany.
     
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    First and most likely would be the redwoods of northern CA . The book “ The Wild Trees “ by Richard Preston give a good look at these forests . There are places that likely haven’t seen a human in 300 yrs due to the difficulty in hiking through them . I find it amazing that you can have other trees growing in the branches of redwoods hundreds of feet off the ground . They have found blackberry bushes and other trees growing up 200’ in the air of redwood branches .

    Second one would the untouched forests of Bhutan, a country with sense enough to recognize the beauty and value of forest and who have protected a huge percentage of the country from being cut down . Like 75% or higher if I remember right .*



    * I just checked and currently 70% of the country is forest . Amazingly, the country’s constitution declares that the forest percentage can never fall below 60% of total land area
     
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    I would like to go to Finland or that area and stay in a yert. I cannot convince my wife this is a great idea.
     
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    It would be cool to see some of the old forests of Europe or Asia but I'd be fine just being a given a week off! I'd go to one of the many forests within six or seven hours of where I live!
     
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    Banff in Autumn, or Białowieża Forest in Poland.

    If we're really dreaming, I'd love to see the Central and Northern Hardwoods in New England as they were prior to European arrival. I'd love the see the giant chestnuts that once stood and the ancient old oaks and beech trees. I'd love to see people living under those canopies.
     
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    I’m lucky enough to live 2 hours from such a place
     
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    I would like to see the Black forest in Germany just because of the long history of forest management. I'm generally not a fan of big plantation grown trees but still would like to see it. Also I would like to see a whitebark pine forest. I know they don't grow in a thick forest but scattered scraggly trees. Just because the trees reach such an advanced age in a hostile environment. I've spent some time in the redwoods and wouldn't mind seeing them again but probably I would want to see giant sequoias before then. Wherever I travel I like to check out the local forest or ecosystems.
     
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    I'd have to say near the forest on Lake Odessa in Rocky Mountain National Park. Thats my favorite place in the world. 20130828_004202_zps1089092b.jpg
     
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    Montana for me it would be either the northwest corner of Glacier Nat Park or the Bob
     
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    I would probably go with rivers in Canada that flow north. take a canoe down, of course I'd have to increase my current skills with said canoe first.
     
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    BC coastal forest.
     
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    Probably pretty normal for some of you guys, but a boreal forest in Canada with lakes.
     
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    Redwoods, Sequoias, Olympic National Forest, Northern Rockies
     
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    God has blessed me enough to live and roam in the black water river swamp of my dreams. I’m content. He’s also blessed me with a brother like @Jim L. to share most of my excursions with.
     
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    The boreal forest in general, but it would be really cool to get super remote in Siberia.
     
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