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  • Head for the Mountains

    Posted by Jonathan on January 6th, 2012 (All posts by )

    Rock Reef Pass, shown here where it crosses the main road in Everglades National Park, rises just three feet above the surrounding sawgrass savannah. The tiny height differential above the surrounding grassland supports trees and other vegetation that could not survive a few feet away. (Jonathan Gewirtz)

    Chicagoboyz look forward to an enjoyable weekend of skiing and adventure.

     

    10 Responses to “Head for the Mountains”

    1. Tatyana Says:

      Skiing..exactly at the time when half-the-world is heading to Miami to escape the snow?

    2. Michael Kennedy Says:

      That’s my kind of mountain. As I find I cannot tolerate altitude I spend more time searching fro 3 foot mountains.

    3. Bill Brandt Says:

      My aunt and uncle used to have a home in Lake Wales (just 45 minutes or so south of Orlando) – home of Florida’s highest point – 800′ or so. With the Bock Tower.

    4. George Walton Says:

      Reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw many years ago:

      yellow background, a flat line across the bottom, a wilted sunflower, and SKI KANSAS!

    5. Gerry From Valpo Says:

      Makes my ears pop.

    6. Mike Doughty Says:

      I lived in Lake Charles, Louisiana, for several years. My house was located on what I was told was a “ridge”, that was 11 feet above sea level. My friends here in Colorado always smile at that, as the community where I live now ranges from about 7000 feet to about 9000 feet above sea level.

    7. Dan from Madison Says:

      Did you climb that hill on your bicycle without stopping? If so, congratulations!

    8. Tatyana Says:

      On his skis, Dan. Double congratulations.

    9. Bill Brandt Says:

      @George – X Country skying would work!

    10. Mitch Says:

      I expect they have a runaway truck ramp on either side.