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Mon, Jun. 15th, 2009, 06:40 pm
Adventures at altitude

Those who are so inclined are welcome to take a look at photos of my travels among the mountains near Denver, Colorado:

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savant_da_rat challenged me to break the 10,000 feet barrier (not so difficult here as Denver is already 5,000 feet above sea level). On the first trip to Nederland I failed but the next day I went through the Eisenhower tunnel (and experienced snowing on exiting it) which is above 11,000 feet.
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Tue, Jun. 16th, 2009 08:02 am (UTC)
zelox_quo

That is some quite beautiful scenery.

Not sure how many feet anything is round here, or round the past travels. Might just have to look that up. You sure you haven't already broken the 10,000feet?

Anyway, safe travels Marko.

Wed, Jun. 17th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

I suppose it's possible I did on my way from San Diego to Washington (state) last year, but I didn't get to step out and test my lungs in it.
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Tue, Jun. 16th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
harvardheinous

Very nice!   I'm so envious.  The highest I've ever been is the Zugspitze in Germany, which isn't as high!

Wed, Jun. 17th, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
bucktowntiger

Snow? In JUNE???

Thu, Jun. 18th, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

I'm glad I'm not the only one who is surprised. I have video to prove it too, but that's reserved for a particular project.

Wed, Jun. 17th, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
ankhorite: Posting Pix of U.S. Trip


I'm looking forwards to the ones you post when you are traveling with Savant!

Wed, Jun. 17th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat: Re: Posting Pix of U.S. Trip

Yet another winning icon! (I admit to being a little jealous.) Those photos will be dependent on internet access and time. They may have to wait on a retrospective when I get back home.

Sat, Jun. 20th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
savant_da_rat

Congrats again, so glad you got to do that :) I doubt anywhere along the drive from California to Seattle gave you the chance to be that high up since you would have been close to the coast... I think you really can only do it in the Rockies.

My fur is green with jealousy! *snugs*

Sun, Jun. 21st, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
cubbi

So you've been at the highest point of the Interstate Route system, but there is a truck route (for the trucks to big to fit in the tunnel) which would have taken you even higher, to Loveland Pass