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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-05-20 06:17
Subject: [links] Link salad checks in from 10,000 feet up in the mountains
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QotD?: What's the highest altitude you've ever been at (not counting flight)?

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User: joycemocha
Date: 2013-05-20 13:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Over 12,000 feet, in Rocky Mountain National Park. Hiking and car combined.
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David Wilford
User: David Wilford
Date: 2013-05-20 13:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
13,100 feet in Colorado just south of Breckinridge. I still want to do a 14,000 foot peak someday as I was *this* close before the thunderstorms rolled in.
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User: tillyjane
Date: 2013-05-20 14:38 (UTC)
Subject: war on terror
the scariest thing about that article is that we have come right out in the open. The congress no longer tells the executive branch we are at war, now the exec tells the congress. We don't have to have fictions of police action or such any more. I guess it is permanent.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2013-05-20 17:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Over 12000 feet in Rocky Mtn. National Park, on the pass at the top of Trail Ridge Road. The first couple of times the altitude didn't affect me at all, because we were living in Denver at the time and already had a jump start on acclimating, but the last time (admittedly many years later) I was short of breath almost immediately.
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User: fledgist
Date: 2013-05-21 00:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The highest I've been is about 7,000 feet in Colorado (seems to be popular). Before that it was 5,000 feet in Jamaica and California.
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User: a_cubed
Date: 2013-05-21 00:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hmm, I'm not sure which is higher. I've been to the 5th station on Mount Fuji, which is 2300m (7300feet). I've also been in the ROcky Mountains National Park, which I suspect included higher sections but I'm not exactly sure how high we were there.
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