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Old 09-13-2014, 01:02 PM
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Pikes Peak, CO last Labor Day. It was a beautiful clear day I got lucky weather wise. So awesome and proud of myself for doing it.

Pikes Peak is the most visited mountain the US and 2nd most visited in the world after Mt. Fuji.
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Old 09-13-2014, 02:03 PM
Location: East Bay, CA
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I'm guessing somewhere in the Andes mountains in Argentina/Chile. Not sure how high, but probably higher than the top of Nevado de Toluca in Mexico I hiked as a kid.

Lowest would be Badwater Basin in Death Valley.
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Old 09-13-2014, 03:12 PM
Location: World
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1) Pikes Peak, Colorado 14,115 feet (4,302 m)

2) Mount Lemmon, Arizona 9157 feet (2791 m)
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Old 09-13-2014, 03:55 PM
Location: Gardenville
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Back in High School (The Lovett School, Atlanta, GA, Class of '78) my "Earth Science" class (Swear to God teacher's name was Captain Paul Bligh, USN, RET.) took a field trip to Brasstown Bald, which at 4784 Feet above sea level is the highest point in the state of Georgia.
That doesn't seem like much compared to the Rockies, The Andes, Himalayas, etc., but remember that the Appalachians are one of the oldest mountain ranges on the planet, and billions of years of erosion have taken their toll. I've heard that at one time the Appalachians were taller than the Himalayas.
This being the mid-seventies, several of us decided to drop acid for the nearly three hour bus ride to the National Forest. Needless to say, by the time the interminable ride was over, many of us were feeling pretty "high", in more ways than one. A park guide led us through the standard sights, and gave the lecture about the history and Indian legends associated with this historic site. I was starting to really trip balls by the time his increasingly hard to follow standard spiel of State-Approved gibberish was nearing completion.
We were told we had about two hours to consume our bag lunches and wander the park before we had to re-group at the buses for the return trip to campus. We split, boy did we split ASAP!
There was an old fire tower at the summit of the peak that had a deck that circled the shack for a 360" view. My friend Chris S. and his current G/F Charlotte C. were feeling very high and pretty "frisky" at this point, and decided to take advantage of the comparative solitude for some LSD-fueled "Afternoon Delight"! Me and my future wife Luanne La****** decided to join in on the fun. Soon, half the junior class was butt-naked, rolling and laughing hysterically in various forms of arousal and hilarity.
By the time the bus horns started blowing for the round up (all too soon, it seemed to us), we had a hard time locating all of our clothes, and arrived back late, and in various states of "en dishabille".
On the long ride back, we realized we had been, for several hours at least, "the highest people in Georgia!
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:42 PM
Location: D.C.
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Yes, I've been to Cusco and got headaches from the elevation.
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Old 09-15-2014, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Jesse44 View Post
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.
The pass in the middle of Annapurna circuit is 5500m high. The base camp is not on this trail, you have to enter the valley quite opposite.
Climbing only to 3000m will bring nowhere inNepal mountains. It's the altitude of the lower end of trails. Only the smaller Langtang circle is such low. Or the Jomosom trail, upper end is at about 3500m, but very intersting treks above from there.
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:29 PM
Location: San Diego CA
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Haleakula on Maui. 10,000 feet. All by car. Kinda neat driving up and actually being above the clouds.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:00 AM
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Pikes Peak and Mount Evans It was in the early 80's. The road was gravel. A storm started rolling in while we were at the top of Evans. On the way down we saw lightning strikes appear to hit the road far ahead that we would be driving through on the way down. From what I remember,the road up Mt Evans would scare the hell out of me now.
On Pikes Peak, There was a couple on a motorcycle celebrating their 50th anniversary. They had a picture of themselves taken 50 years ago there.
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:25 AM
Location: Salt Lake City
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The top of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, which was 13,796 feet.
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Old 09-19-2014, 05:59 AM
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Volcan "Osorno" in southern Chile....approx 14,000 feet if I'm not mistaken....above the clouds and everything up there...freezing cold LOL!
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