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Location: Florida East Coast

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:22 pm    Post subject: Florida Mountains  Reply with quote

Since the board is slow, I will post this report.  We took a break from unpacking and climbed the high point in South Florida Sunday - Hobe Mountain in Jonathan Dickinson state park.  It is an ancient sand dune 85 feet above sea level reached by a wooden boardwalk.  On top is an observation tower, also wood.  The rangers advised oxygen.  I informed them that our house is 50 feet above sea level.  So, we are acclimatized.  A few pictures are here including an endangered gopher tortoise.



View from the top. It looks the area burned at some point in the past.



The boardwalk is visible to the right. The water on this side of the island is the intercoastal waterway. The island is Jupiter Island. Beyond is the Atlantic.



The tortoise:


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Location: Pasadena, CA

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great TR!!! Reminds me of living in New Orleans. Dig a hole 6" deep and hit groundwater!
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Location: Pleasantville

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang Richard. Glad you didn't get AMS.
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Location: Glendora, CA

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! No crowds, not a ton of vehicles, clean air... how disappointing!

Did you ask the ranger how many times they need to helicopter people off that mountain?
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Location: SoCal

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There you have it, making the best of what you have available. Lots of interesting things to explore there, just different...

And as for the Loxahatchee:
"This river don't go to Aintry. You done taken a wrong turn. See uh, this here river don't go nowhere near Aintry."

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Location: Stuntin in the trap son

PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You really should be careful at that elevation. Maybe stash some O2 up there in case you start feeling symptoms of AMS next time.

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