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Old 08-21-2013, 10:15 AM
 
Location: New Brunswick
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Don't forget spring in the midwest. Chasing tornadoes.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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I'd love to experience a large dust storm like they get in Arizona or the Arabian peninsula. We just don't get these anywhere in Canada
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:13 PM
 
Location: California
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When in Denver a month ago, we drove to the top of MT. Evans which is over 14,000 feet. There was a visibility of about 5 feet so we didn't see much (it was also 45 degrees F and pouring freezing rain) but we knew that so we mostly went up to experience the thin air. The highest I'd been up before that was under 10000 feet and it was a long time ago.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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When in Denver a month ago, we drove to the top of MT. Evans which is over 14,000 feet. There was a visibility of about 5 feet so we didn't see much (it was also 45 degrees F and pouring freezing rain) but we knew that so we mostly went up to experience the thin air. The highest I'd been up before that was under 10000 feet and it was a long time ago.
Oh wow, I've been there, about a dozen years ago...lol. It was so clear that I could spot Rocky Mountain National Park, 100 miles to the north, so I was lucky to get good weather at the time. Although it was midsummer, the temp was barely above freezing (this was about 8am, so pretty early in the day), although there was no snow to be seen, which was a letdown...lol.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:39 PM
 
Location: California
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Oh wow, I've been there, about a dozen years ago...lol. It was so clear that I could spot Rocky Mountain National Park, 100 miles to the north, so I was lucky to get good weather at the time. Although it was midsummer, the temp was barely above freezing (this was about 8am, so pretty early in the day), although there was no snow to be seen, which was a letdown...lol.
There was little snow when I went up there too, which is strange because I've seen pictures of the high rockies covered in snow in the summer months. I remember going up to the high lodge at Squaw Valley (8200 feet) in August one year and there was still some snow. Though that year got 800 inches, I think.
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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I've traveled to the tropics to experience hot, humid conditions and watch thunderstorms -- neither of which would ever occur where I live. Beautiful rainforest in Northern Queensland and Samoa and I loved going swimming in the moonlight.

I would love to do the storm chasing thing in Tornado Alley, but I'd be very surprised if any travel insurance would provide coverage in the event of injury.

Siberia in mid-winter and Death Valley in mid-summer are also on my travel bucket list. Also, I'd love to go somewhere like Vermont in Autumn when all the leaves change colour in perfect synchronicity, which doesn't really happen here (half the trees are evergreen, the others change colours at different times).
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