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Old 08-16-2014, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Great Plains
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Pikes peak. We do a regular hike up Harney peak in the Black Hills of South Dakota. 7,242 above sea level. We've drove over several 10,000 foot passes.
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Norhern Ireland
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2,000 feet.
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:04 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Pikes Peak by the train. 14,115 ft. Try the donuts at the top.
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Mount Evans CO 14,265 by car in 1963 and again in 1969. Highest paved road in North America, it has a gift shop at the top years ago but that burned down a few years ago. Excellent view of the Rockies!


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Old 08-16-2014, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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I've hiked to the top of Mt Whitney twice in my life to 14,497'. Once in my early 30's by myself (and the 50 other permit holders per day), and once with my wife at 40. her and I started at 4 am and got back down by 5 pm. We slept in the back of our truck for 10 hours solid. I think it is 21 miles round trip, and gets hard after 12,000'. You can only walk as fast as your heads spins.
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Gardenville
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Mixture of liquid LSD, librium, cocaine, marijuana and alcohol. Grant Park Zoo, Atlanta, GA about 3:30 AM one Saturday back in 1988.
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Old 08-16-2014, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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The Eisenhower Tunnel (11,158', in Colorado)...


... followed closely (10,947') by the Beartooth Pass (in Wyoming).
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Old 08-16-2014, 03:49 PM
 
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I was on the roof of my Suburban once in Tennessee, does that count?
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Old 08-16-2014, 05:12 PM
 
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Highest - Independence Pass in CO at 12,095 feet.

Lowest - Badwater Basin-Death Valley, CA - 282 feet below sea level.
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:21 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Have you ever made a particularly steep trek? Perhaps a hike to a base camp, such as Everest's or Annapurna?

Have you found yourself in La Paz, Bolivia or Cusco, Peru on your 3-month South America trip? Maybe you even drove through some exciting passes through Western Europe's Alps.

I think the highest I've been is around 2,000 metres, just above the Seegrube lift on Nordkette, immediately North of Innsbruck, Austria. Next year, I would like to do some hiking on the Annapurna circuit in Nepal and hopefully make it to around 3,000 metres. 4,000m or so where the base camp sits will require too much gear for my travelling tastes.
There are a few places here in Wyoming where I've been over 10,000 feet. We even have some towns that are 6-7,000 feet.
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