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Old 02-24-2016, 07:00 AM   #121
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Old 02-24-2016, 09:46 AM   #122
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Huh? Hope that was qualified as Florida is not the southernmost state.

Yes, I see it has the word "continental" in front of USA.
I stand corrected - Continental USA was key west, however we did go to the big island Hawaii as well - which I believe is the southern most USA point.
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I stand corrected - Continental USA was key west, however we did go to the big island Hawaii as well - which I believe is the southern most USA point.
There ya go! That is the spot.
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There ya go! That is the spot.

It's a minor point--possibly important only to the few of us who appreciate all the US pacific islands--but American Samoa is also the USA, and is further south of Ka Lae than Seattle is north of it.
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It's a minor point--possibly important only to the few of us who appreciate all the US pacific islands--but American Samoa is also the USA, and is further south of Ka Lae than Seattle is north of it.
It's a little tricky as it is US controlled, but not incorporated, and someone born there is not eligible to be a US citizen unless one of their parents is.

Been there too - but just for plane layovers.
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It's a little tricky as it is US controlled, but not incorporated, and someone born there is not eligible to be a US citizen unless one of their parents is.

Been there too - but just for plane layovers.
That's more embarrassing than tricky. While the 14th amendment doesn't apply in unincorporated territories--at least until the modern Supreme Court takes up a case (unfortunately, the administration of the first president from the pacific islands has opposed citizenship for American Samoans, and last year prevailed in the DC Circuit Court)--Congress has granted citizenship to people born in the other inhabited unincorporated territories (Puerto Rico, USVI, Guam, the CNMI) and could do so for American Samoa. It's irrelevant to this discussion; incorporation affects the people in the territories, not the territories themselves; there's no more doubt about American Samoa's status as part of the US than there would be about Puerto Rico's or the USVI's. Besides, the southernmost incorporated territory is Palmyra Atoll--and that's much, much harder to visit than American Samoa!
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the southernmost incorporated territory is Palmyra Atoll--
And half the people I've read about there were murdered:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_the_Sea_Will_Tell
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South: Phuket, Thailand
North: Carcross, Yukon Territories

I tried to eyeball the southern most but it got tricky as Colon, Panama; Cartagena, Colombia; and Phuket all looked really close. There's so many places in the southern hemisphere we just haven't got around going to though.
I'd love to get to the arctic circle in the north. My friends did a road trip from Vancouver a few years ago which I skipped. It was a crazy amount of driving though as they were trying to fit it into a week IIRC.
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I tried to eyeball the southern most but it got tricky as Colon, Panama; Cartagena, Colombia; and Phuket all looked really close.
Google tells me these are the latitudes:

Phuket Thailand 7.8900 N
Colon, Panama 9.3572 N
Cartagena, Colombia 10.4000 N

So yes, Phuket is the farthest south apparently.
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I had to look at this in greater detail.

South and East - Bridgetown, Barbados 13.1029N, 59.6296W
West - Northwest tip of Oahu 21.5661N, 158.2478W
North - Two Harbors, Mn 47.0218N, 91.6733W
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What about up and down?
A couple of people mentioned they have been to the Dead Sea, which is as low as you can go on land. For me it was Death Valley.

In elevation, has anyone climbed a particularly high mountain?

In my younger days I climbed quite a few of the "fourteeners" in Colorado.
About 14,300 feet, or 4,360 meters is as high as I've gone.

I have long wanted to try Mount Whitney (14,505 feet or 4,421 meters) but I doubt I could handle it today. A friend tried it a few years ago and got terribly sick from the unaccustomed altitude and had to turn back before reaching the summit.
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South for me would be around Waitomo, about half way down the North Island of New Zealand.

North would be the hills above Oban, Scotland.
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What about up and down?
I'm not too good hiking at altitudes over 11,000', but took the tram to Pikes Peak at 14,115 feet

Down - went on a mini sub in Hawaii at about -100
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I climbed Ecuador's highest peak, Chimborazo (20,564') with a few friends back in 1988. Located directly on the equator, I remember the sun intensity was so strong, combined with the reflection off the snow, that it felt like a microwave on our skin. Needed total sun blockage to minimize burn. Also, we started our summit ascent (from the hut @ 16,000') at midnight so as to return before the snow softened so much as to make walking through it almost impossible. You could go knee deep in slush if you missed that window.
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I climbed Ecuador's highest peak, Chimborazo (20,564').
Very impressive!
Did you use oxygen?
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