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  1. Thread: How High?

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    I'm curious as to where you flew into in order to...

    I'm curious as to where you flew into in order to reach Mt McKinley. Was it far from the airport? And if you don't mind me asking, how long did it take you to climb and descend the mountain?
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    Thanks for the kind words. :) I'm glad you liked...

    Thanks for the kind words. :) I'm glad you liked it.

    BTW: Thank for correcting my 'hero' error.
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    Those are Vasque mountaineering boots...

    Those are Vasque mountaineering boots. They date from the late 70's to early 80's. I clipped the picture from a pair for sale on ebay. They're made of real thick leather and nearly unbendable soles....
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    Dude...They got burgers

    My memories of my first visit to the Sherman Adams building, late September - early October.

    About 10 years or so ago my son and I had overnighted at one of the campsites on the West Peabody...
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    I'm thinking of investing in some winter boots....

    I'm thinking of investing in some winter boots. Do the ones you have work well with crampons and micro-spikes?
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    It's a shame I wasn't aware of this program...

    It's a shame I wasn't aware of this program before I purchased my Breeze's earlier in the year. This is my second set of them. I must say that they are a heck of a lot lighter than the first boots I...
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    Gone but not forgotten

    I was perusing the MWO site and on the contact us page is a picture of Nin. :)
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    What's your footwear?

    What is your preferred footwear when engaging in an all-day hike?

    I've see some folks in sneakers, others in hiking shoes, still others in hiking boots and on rare occasions backpacking boots and...
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    The snow falling and the limited visibility...

    The snow falling and the limited visibility renders the scene almost magical. :)
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    I was unaware of this forward-thinking facility....

    I was unaware of this forward-thinking facility. Where on the summit is it located?
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    It looks like it was cold. :) Are these photos...

    It looks like it was cold. :) Are these photos from a mountain in Sweden?
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    I agree, that's a nice picture. :) You wouldn't...

    I agree, that's a nice picture. :) You wouldn't happen to know of the photo's location would you?
  13. Thread: How High?

    by Gorque
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    Highest elevation at which I slept? I can't say...

    Highest elevation at which I slept? I can't say for sure the exact height but it had to be when I was traveling out west. Does sleeping in a pop-up count? (I've traveled quite speedily towing it in...
  14. Thread: How High?

    by Gorque
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    How High?

    So...... what altitude have you attained on foot (<<<<notice the significant qualifier)

    I'll start... 6,288 in the early 2000's at guess where :) (Hey now,... stop snickering at me.)
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    I had a flip-phone until about a year and half...

    I had a flip-phone until about a year and half when I broke down and purchased one with a (at the time) ginormous battery (3300 mAh) that's supposed to last at least 17 hours of constant yakking or...
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    Phones vs dedicated GPS units

    Near the end of 2009, I had asked the question of whether or not the days of the dedicated GPS was numbered. I'm curious if anyone's opinion has changed in the interim. I was in the area this past...
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    After reviewing the data from November 2013, I'll...

    After reviewing the data from November 2013, I'll guess 44.
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    You wouldn't mind sharing one or two of these...

    You wouldn't mind sharing one or two of these groups with techno-challenged me, would you? ;)
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    I'm glad to read that I'm not the only one who...

    I'm glad to read that I'm not the only one who finds forums more useful for specific categories than Facebook. IMHO,Facebook is fine for keeping up-to-date with friends and family, however getting to...
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    A trekking disaster

    The numbers just keep getting worse with more and more bodies being recovered in Nepal after a freak blizzard caught them unaware. According to one, it was blue cloudless skies on the descent and...
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    I feel so ill-informed and technologically...

    I feel so ill-informed and technologically backwards now. :o
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    I like the picture of the fire tower, sans...

    I like the picture of the fire tower, sans platform, and the nearby bunker. The metal rungs, ladder and cabling would rule-out Mrs. Gorque. :(
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    Where on Facebook

    So what account on Facebook is everyone using? I did a cursory search, but did not find anything. :confused:
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    Those are some stunning pictures. Thanks for...

    Those are some stunning pictures. Thanks for sharing.
  25. Is it too late to join? If not, then I'll guess...

    Is it too late to join? If not, then I'll guess 318.31415 inches.
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