Lucky latitude: Notable U.S. destinations along the 45th parallel north
Marking the exact mid-point between Earth’s North Pole and the equator, the 45th parallel north crosses stunning American beaches, mountains, prairies, rivers, towns and cities well worth a visit.
Text by Greg Thilmont | Photo editing by Connie Ricca
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Been to Devils Tower, disappointed no "close encounter of the third kind"...
Beautiful areas of the country and I'm blessed to live in one of the areas listed.
As far as the comment about retiring in these areas, my advice is to consider it thoroughly. Awe-inspiring places to visit during the summer months, but winters can be long and hard.
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WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Which of these extreme outdoor sports would you be brave enough to try?
- BASE jumping
- Ice climbing