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Old 16 Aug 2009, 05:02 PM   #59026 / #1
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Is anyone else into mountains?

We just walked up Snowdon (highest point in Wales) today. Unfortunately we had no views from about halfway up because of mist.
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Old 17 Aug 2009, 12:41 AM   #59101 / #2
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Yeah. Planned to visit the Ukrainian Carpathians last week, but couldn't go in the end because of some school-related bollocks.

So I think I'll just spam this thread with some old photos (this is supposed to be a picture thread right? If not, feel free to move them to the regular photo thread):

Slovenia, the Julian Alps, Triglav National Park:
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Northeastern Italy, the Dolomites (near the Marmolada glacier):
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Eastern Kyrgyzstan, Terskey Alatau (part of the Tian Shan range):
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I'd post some more, but my CD drive isn't working atm.
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Old 17 Aug 2009, 12:49 AM   #59105 / #3
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Mt Shasta...we were just there.

I live in the mountains and hang in them as much as possible. I'm no Mt. climber... I won't be "doing" Mt. Hood anytime soon...but...
"Yay" to those who can!
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Old 17 Aug 2009, 12:01 PM   #59178 / #4
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What's the new cafe at the top of Snowdon like? It's had good reviews in the architecture press I believe.

Anyway, I love mountains and have way too many photos to show. So here's a couple, up Cairn Gorm.



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Old 17 Aug 2009, 02:19 PM   #59191 / #5
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I've certainly been up a few mountains. As a kid I hiked up most of the presidentials in New Hampshire White Mountains. Hiked up Mt. Washington several times.

More recently I've been doing my mountain hiking at Acadia National Park. Been up all that matter there as well as Mt. Schoodic on the mainland. Of course those mountains are small compared with New Hampsire and New Hampshire mountains are small when compared with the rockies and other ranges.

More recently we've been getting the kids up the mountains on Acadia. They enjoy it.
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Old 17 Aug 2009, 07:27 PM   #59300 / #6
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I love mountains, how I ended up spending decades of my life living in the flat mid-west is a mystery. (Oh yeah, that "have to have a job" thing.")

I used to fly the Rockie Mountains as an air ambulance pilot, and the eastern mountains as a charter / commuter pilot. If I could figure out a way to do that again...
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Old 17 Aug 2009, 08:21 PM   #59314 / #7
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What's the new cafe at the top of Snowdon like? It's had good reviews in the architecture press I believe.

Anyway, I love mountains and have way too many photos to show. So here's a couple, up Cairn Gorm.
The new Snowdon cafe is nice enough. We spent about an hour there yesterday waiting for the weather to clear, but it didn't.

We walked the Glyders/Glyerau today. Very nice walk with good views. I'll post some pics when we get home.
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Old 17 Aug 2009, 08:26 PM   #59317 / #8
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Go up Tryfan?
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Old 17 Aug 2009, 08:37 PM   #59320 / #9
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Go up Tryfan?
Not yet -- we just admired it from the ascent up the Glyders.

Maybe next time.
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Old 17 Aug 2009, 08:50 PM   #59325 / #10
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If you do, you have to jump from Eve to Adam, it's mandatory.
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Old 17 Aug 2009, 09:04 PM   #59326 / #11
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Oh sure, rub it in, arseholes.... (Note my location.)


I really...really...miss mountains.
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Old 17 Aug 2009, 10:48 PM   #59350 / #12
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View from about 2/3s up Mt Shasta


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Old 17 Aug 2009, 11:14 PM   #59356 / #13
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The most incredible trip i've ever been on was a horse-pack trip into the Mallard Larkins Wilderness of N. Idaho. It is roadless, steep and full of wildlife. There of something like 38 mountain lakes. It's an experience I'll never forget.
Pics of mallard larkins - http://images.google.com/images?pg=P...s%20wilderness
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Old 19 Aug 2009, 12:07 AM   #59613 / #14
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Love mountains - flying over them so I can see entire mountain ranges, being inside them (caves) love the rocks and minerals to be observed in parts of the Appalachians. Awesome. Alas, my iron deficient blood doesn't allow me to go above 10,000 ft., as I found out while in Colorado a few years ago. Got to that elevation and was just a short and easy walk to the peak but I couldn't do it. Frustrating. My legs just gave out and I had to get back down a ways in a hurry. Double frustrating because I'd really like to see Machu Picchu some day.
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Old 19 Aug 2009, 12:10 AM   #59615 / #15
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A few photos from Acadia National Park, Maine, related to mountains from our vacation in July this summer.

The kids on top of the North Bubble.



On top of Mt. Cadillac looking down on Frenchman Bay near Bar Harbor. It was interesting how the fog was forming over the islands and then trailing out to the Atlantic ocean to the right.

Don't know the people. I should have waited for them to leave and get my own family in the photo.



A wider view of the bay and the fog.



Acadia, where mountains meet the sea. Wonderful place.
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Old 19 Aug 2009, 12:25 AM   #59625 / #16
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Agreed, though I spent most of my time at MBI while there.
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Old 19 Aug 2009, 12:29 AM   #59629 / #17
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Agreed, though I spent most of my time at MBI while there.
What's MBI?
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Agreed, though I spent most of my time at MBI while there.
What's MBI?
The Marine Biological Institute just north of Bar Harbour
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Agreed, though I spent most of my time at MBI while there.
What's MBI?
The Marine Biological Institute just north of Bar Harbour
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Old 19 Aug 2009, 09:17 PM   #59913 / #20
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I love them but I'm no longer capable of doing those lengthy hikes to the top.

I like chairlifts and cable cars.

Last mountain I was up was Huangshan in China's Anhui Province. Unfortunately the low lying cloud was thick and plentiful, so I never got to see the wonderful views that I'd seen so many photos of.
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