Sorry I didn't make a new updated thread when the last one reached bump limit - was out in the wilderness.
With all the input from the last thread the map is approaching perfection, but I feel like it can still use small adjustments, now that .5s are being used. The rules for those who weren't in the last thread
-This is not a contest for who lives in the best state, this is the best states to go /out/ in. That does not mean city parks, small state parks, fee campgrounds, or private land. It doesn't mean whether you like the politics or locals there unless those people are hermits living in the woods. The best states to go /out/ in are not necessarily great places to live, often it's the opposite
-Do not argue to change the score of your home state. For some reason people are overly emotional and lack the perspective or experience outside of it to have a valuable opinion on it. If you state is rated unfairly other posters who have been there will be able to make an argument for it to be changed, while you do the same for their state.
-Share your thoughts on states you have actually gone into the outdoors in. Good posts will have pictures (yours, not stock images), and a concise write up
The general criteria-
Amount of public land
Access (this doesn't mean being close to a city necessarily, it means you can legally and physically explore and dispersed camp deep into the area)
Obviously there is no way to put an exact number on each of these things, nor are they all that's important, just a simple guideline.