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Old 08-18-2014, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Pikes Peak too. I'm pretty sure.



I've done the cog in summer and winter. I prefer it in winter.

I don't think I've ever been below sea level, on land, unless there's a low spot along I-10 in California.
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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I carry a very good PN 60 DeLorme GPS. On the coast of Maine I wanted to save a waypoint where I could approach a beach safely at night to avoid the rocks. I saved my waypoint at low tide. The GPS came up with a text message:

"Are you sure you want to save this waypoint? You are 12 feet below sea level."

I laughed and said I did indeed want to save it. That's my only below seal level GPS waypoint.
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Interesting how many people have listed Pikes Peak (unless this post title is attracting an unusually high # of SoCo peeps <?>). I never fully realized how many people come here from all over to go up it. I guess I should go there again soon.
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Pikes Peak.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Crappyville,PA
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Cuzco, Peru, around 11,200 feet.
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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El Alto International Airport in Bolivia: 13,323 ft according to Wiki! I think I might have been higher, but this is the one I remember. It took me about 4 days to adjust!
Been there! And then went south to Potosi, which is 14,000+ feet up! The highest city I've been to!

Thank God for the coca tea! A cup of that and it helps with the altitude adjustment!
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Ouachita Mtns of Arkansas
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12,183 feet in a Jeep. Trailridge road in Colorado. Highest paved road in the U.S.

Trail Ridge Road - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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Pikes Peak for me too. First visit was at about age 5 with my parents (coming from eastern Kansas), then as a 16-year-old with a friend (coming from Iowa) and as an adult with my family (coming from Wyoming).
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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While I was able to post a mountaineering accomplishment as my highest point, the OP referenced treks, drives, high altitude cities and even ski lifts like the Seegrube outside of Innsbruck (which I've also been on). As such, the numerous "summits" of Pikes via car and cog railway qualify, regardless of whether they reflect any real personal achievement or not.

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Old 08-22-2014, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I've summited many 14ers on foot and will someday go above 15k I'm sure, and I agree that it's very special that way. But I don't think any less of people who just drive or take the train and have a donut or fast food at the top. Better than not going at all. These sorts of threads tend to be pretty boring anyways, because just asking how long your <whatever> is is not really a topic for meaningful discussion.

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