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Old 09-27-2011, 11:08 PM   #881
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Yeah, except that I am acclimated to mile-high altitude, whereas 14,000+ is a bit much to take. I was trying not to fall off the mountain in that picture. I am a lot more comfy at 5,XXX feet, as in last friday's 20 mile bike ride along the Platte:
Ah, I see. I'm curious. Did you experience headaches at those altitudes? I know someone who travels into the mountains fairly often, who says he needs to stop at intervals and acclimate himself.

I understand that you have feelings for your place in N.J., but getting into the outdoors is a natural stress reliever. I've felt all along that it would be good for you.
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Ah, I see. I'm curious. Did you experience headaches at those altitudes? I know someone who travels into the mountains fairly often, who says he needs to stop at intervals and acclimate himself.

I understand that you have feelings for your place in N.J., but getting into the outdoors is a natural stress reliever. I've felt all along that it would be good for you.
At high altitudes I feel light headed and "floaty." I also am exhausted by it. On the way down from Pike's Peak I was so exhausted that I fell asleep about a quarter of the way down while DW drove. The fact that I am afraid of heights and was positively terrified driving up on a road with no guardrails when we were looking *down* on clouds did not help. I suspect that it would be easier if I were hiking it becuase the adfjustment would be a lot more gradual.

Now making due with what scenery I can find in cornhusker territory on business trips:
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:37 PM   #883
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The fact that I am afraid of heights and was positively terrified driving up on a road with no guardrails when we were looking *down* on clouds did not help. I suspect that it would be easier if I were hiking it becuase the adfjustment would be a lot more gradual.

Now making due with what scenery I can find in cornhusker territory on business trips:
I had a similar experience not long ago. This was up the spine of a mountain on a bumpy single lane dirt road. And yes, terrified is a perfect description.

Glad you're enjoying the scenery and fresh air.
My best to you.
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Anyway, glad you're enjoying the scenery and fresh air.
My best to you.
Thanks. I feel much freer here.
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Great pictures. I'm happy to hear things are working out well for you.
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On Pike's Peak summit last month, which is a bit like being on an airplane that has lost its pressurization:
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Very pretty. It must feel good for you to get out like that.

Decent looking, I'll agree with. Handsome, maybe, in some people's opinion. But pretty? No way.
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On Pike's Peak summit last month, which is a bit like being on an airplane that has lost its pressurization:
Yeah, I've thought about opening a stand up there selling whiffs of oxygen.
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On Pike's Peak summit last month, which is a bit like being on an airplane that has lost its pressurization:
What is all that broken rock doing at the summit? Where did it fall from?
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What is all that broken rock doing at the summit? Where did it fall from?
Search me. There is little soil so presumably it is the rock fracturing.
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What is all that broken rock doing at the summit? Where did it fall from?
They are from Texas. They gave up when they got tired of the 100+ degree days, humidity, rattle snakes, fire ants, etc and moved to a more hospitable climate.
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They are from Texas. They gave up when they got tired of the 100+ degree days, humidity, rattle snakes, fire ants, etc and moved to a more hospitable climate.
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They are from Texas. They gave up when they got tired of the 100+ degree days, humidity, rattle snakes, fire ants, etc and moved to a more hospitable climate.
Probably running from those Texas real estate taxes too....Bunch of rocks like that BIg bucks for the guvmint.
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What is all that broken rock doing at the summit? Where did it fall from?
My first thought was that the AdAmAn Club had a few fireworks left over after New Year's Eve and didn't want to haul the explosives back down the mountain...
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We drove up Pike's Peak about 4 years ago. Heard a crackling noise in the back seat of our rental car...looked at each other funny....and by the time we could say "What the heck is that?", the sealed bag of Doritos popped like a firecracker...scared the **** out of me.

I was on top of the Swiss Alps Zugspitze in Germany in May, I didn't have any headaches, was not tired, found it easy to breathe, etc...no issues. It was 10,500 feet above sea level, and I think about 8,500 feet above the mainland.
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was on top of the Swiss Alps Zugspitze in Germany in May, I didn't have any headaches, was not tired, found it easy to breathe, etc...
The Zugspitze is easy because it's pretty close to "normal" pressure.
The Air Force has always used 10,000 feet asl as the boundary above which supplemental oxygen is required, to avoid hypoxia.

In my younger days, I climbed a lot of the fourteeners in Colorado, and once I got above 12,500 feet or so, hypoxia would always begin to set in. By the time I reached 13,500 feet, I invariably had a headache, and it was a tremendous effort just to put one foot in front of the other.
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Very nice pic 2Cor! ...you have a glorious smile!


And he's not even breathing hard at that altitude. Seems high enough for an oxygen bottle
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And he's not even breathing hard at that altitude. Seems high enough for an oxygen bottle
He does look at ease...doesn't he?

I don't have the lungs for it.
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