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    Wink High-Pointing in the Conch Republic

    I went to Key West for a week and decided to high-point while there in case it ever successfully secedes from the union; I'll have it done. It was pretty exciting since there's no trail, thus requiring an extensive bushwhack, but I'm not sure of my actual elevation. I'm told the summit is at 13', present as a slight hump in the middle of Old Town, but I'm pretty sure the mound of dirt I conquered between the entrance to Fort Zachary Taylor and the port area just to the west beats it at a solid 15' - easy. I'd post more photos but the views weren't that exciting, what with all the cigar smoke in the air closing in around me and all.





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    Awesome, such a fun place! Did you catch any of the street performers at sunset on the boulevard? My favorite is "The Cat Man and His Flying House Cats". The cats jumping thru flaming hoops is only half the show, the cat man himself is pretty darn entertaining!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jake L. View Post
    Awesome, such a fun place! Did you catch any of the street performers at sunset on the boulevard? My favorite is "The Cat Man and His Flying House Cats". The cats jumping thru flaming hoops is only half the show, the cat man himself is pretty darn entertaining!
    I did. I didn't see the The Cat Man, per se, but I did see among the many sights at the Mallory Square Dock and along Duval Street (especially the west end) skilled tumblers, many musicians, and of course a man atop a unicycle juggling flaming batons. There are many colorful people down there, that's for sure -- a wild a crazy place, day-in, day-out, 24/7/365 from what I could tell.
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    Spectacular boat pic!!!

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    Thanks, grouseking
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    Now that looks like fun! Gorgeous compared to the current snowless drib drab of NH! Beautiful pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiking lady View Post
    Now that looks like fun! Gorgeous compared to the current snowless drib drab of NH! Beautiful pics
    Oh, I know. I am taking an Avy 1 course this weekend and I suspect it's just not going to be as much fun without snow.
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    Wow, I'm not sure I would venture out in that much sun, not to mention the humidity.......shudder....

    Hope you find lots of good leaf piles to hide your beacons in. Make sure they cover recommended raking technique for extraction
    It's only 0.2 how bad could it be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nif View Post
    Wow, I'm not sure I would venture out in that much sun, not to mention the humidity.......shudder....

    Hope you find lots of good leaf piles to hide your beacons in. Make sure they cover recommended raking technique for extraction
    LOL, indeed.
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