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You know someone is a LARPer when they shit on east coast mountains because west coast ones are taller but don’t realize that all that matters in the prominence of a mountain. Hiking a 14,000 footer but starting at 11,000 feet is no different than hiking a 4,000 footer and starting at 1,000 feet.
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>>2253941
Air is thinner higher though.
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>>2253941
Baby lunged fag never been high up enough to feel the pain of thin air being sucked into your lungs. Every breath feels like half a breath, and for baby east coast lungs like yours, it's a quarter breath. Goes well with your quarter brain.
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>>2253957
>this nigga can’t breath 14,000 feet up
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>>2253941
Except for temperature, wind speed, oxygen concentration, weather, snow, ice, avalanches, seracs and crevasses.
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>>2253972
Mount Washington has the highest wind speed of any place on Earth save Antarctica faggot.

https://www.weatherbug.com/news/Mount-Washington-Home-of-the-World’s-Worst-Weathe
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>>2253977
>using stock google images pictures
okay you keep telling yourself that LARPer
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>>2253979
>changing the subject when proven wrong

Like clockwork
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>>2253941
The last hike I did that was only 3000ft elevation gain was a three and a half mile hike. That’s ridiculously steep.
Most of my day hikes gain 6000-7000 feet in elevation though, but they cap out around 11k feet
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>>2253979
Exactly. I always get a kick out of people who wine about LARP this and LARP that, but they conveniently never post their own images and they always start a thread with a googled image.

>>2253941
>>2253981
Here you go, OP. You can borrow one of my pictures to start your next shitpost thread, you don't go outside.
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>>2253977
Are you really going to use a single example to attempt to prove your earlier, broad statement:
>Hiking a 14,000 footer but starting at 11,000 feet is no different than hiking a 4,000 footer and starting at 1,000 feet.
Because that's just fucking retarded.
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>>2253941
very nice use of maths, OP, I can see you passed the second grade
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> east coast
> /out/

Yeah right.
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>>2253944
Its also cooler and not sweltering heat half the year like at 5k feet
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It's not the same at all, but there's no reason to hate on east coast mountains. There are plenty of beautiful and secluded Appalachian peaks to disappear into.
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I have reservations to hike Baxter for my winter Northeast 115 this winter, ama
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>>2253941
Mt. Shasta starts around 2k feet and is 14k.
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>>2254097
>reservations
Why?
Just go do it
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>>2253941
Everyone from the states is a larper, I hate you all equally.
Kind regards,
Australia
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>>2254017
>He put an s after math to sound smart
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>>2254107
Because I’m also hiking North Brother and Hamlin during the same trip so reserving a leanto, cabin, or spot in a bunkhouse is the best way to do it. And dayhiking any of the mountains in Baxter Park is a lot of miles from the winter parking lot.
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>>2254097
are you the anon who's going with your female friend and trying to bag hamlin and north brother around christmas?
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>>2253944
>>2254104
This.
However, east coast mountains got a better spook factor vs sierras. I hear more creepy stories about motains out east then out west.
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>>2253941
they're literally different in a meaningful way, but i agree that westcoastfags overrate the difference.
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>>2254097
>ama
Back to plebbit with you, upsidedownposter
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>>2254108
How are you typing upside down?
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>>2253998
I dont know what OP is talking about but here's a picture I took in the Blue Ridge mountains, it was a fun hike and the view was great
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>>2253977
A mountain that anyone can drive to the top of is not really a mountain.
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>>2253941
Why shit on anything? It’s great how diverse different locations are. Why not see them all?
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>>2253941
The western US has all of the most prominent peaks in the US as well, along with trails with the most elevation change. Individual states and subregions in the west have more mountain peaks (that are on average both higher and more prominent) than the entirety of the Appalachians.
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And west coast mountains are gay because not enough trees.
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>>2253998
>>2254171
OP you just got TOLDT you was a lil larper bitch! Where's your response to that lmao.
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>>2254616
Go fuck your self westfag
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>>2254019
Gay and faggot
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You know someone's a provincial east coast pleb when they perceive valid criticisms as being "shit on" and defend their mountains with false statements.
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>>2253957
>feel the pain of thin air being sucked into your lungs
Tallest mountain I've summitted was just over 5km. Breathing wasn't hard, though I was living at 2.5km at the time so I had acclimated to high elevations.
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why do you guys care so much about what side mountain are located? Cant we all be united in our love for the outdoors
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>>2254711
Tribalism and regionalism is the death of our humanity
The east coast and west coast all suck in their own ways
All godly men know that the only perfect mountains are in west texas and new mexico
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>>2254717
perfection in form > one dimensional dick measuring over muh height or prominence
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>>2254714
I used to live in NM and went hiking all the time, it's a beautiful state
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>>2254647
You just confirmed you're a larper.
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>>2254729
Why don’t you put a sock in it bozo
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>>2254107
When i moved to maine i was excited to do a spur of the moment trip to baxter, but yea the baxter state park authority has a lot of cringe rules
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>>2254985
If you're a resident it's MUCH easier to get reservations/permits for baxter
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>>2253941
You wouldn't know, because you've never hiked any trails or trekked up any mountains in your entire life.
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>>2254989
Must be nice to live in a state where residents are prioritized over out-of-state tourist trash
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>>2255008
Are most states not like this? These are the costs of my licenses as a local. For non-residents, the price doubles, and non-residents can't trap.
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>>2255012
For hunting licenses, the most states states give preference (applications open earlier) to locals and charge extra for out-of-staters.

For state parks, while some places charge extra for out-of-staters, i don't know many places that have a reservation window preference as generous as Baxter. For hiking permits, they allow locals to book any time during the year, but only open it up to out-of-staters the last 2 weeks. Camping permits are a bit more equitable between residents and out-of-staters
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>>2255012
>Are most states not like this?
Maybe for hunting and fishing licenses.
For access to state parks, some states charge out-of-state residents more to enter (like MA and NJ).
For permits, some states give priority to in-state residents (like Maine).
My state charges in-state residents the same as someone from Massachusetts or Quebec. And the U.S. national park system charges an American taxpayer the same amount as someone from China or Mexico.
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>east mountain
>west mountain
Pls, help confused yuropoor. It's like some fantasy land created by teenager.
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>>2255039
I know this is hard to understand since yuros don't have /out/, but in Canada and the US, the eastern and western half of the countries are different. They have different topography, different climates, different geography, everything.
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>>2255039
Best coast = rocky mountains
Least coast = appalachianlet hills
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>>2255073
The Appalachians used to be taller than the Himalayas
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>>2255084
Your mother used to be an attractive woman.
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>>2255221
You fucking killed that guy
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I like the east coast because theres less west coasters here
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>>2254805
Kek. I thought so.
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>>2255084
Central Rockies used to higher than the Tibetan plateau to.
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>>2255392
How come so many easterners go out west to recreate while comparatively few westerners go east to recreate? When was the last time you saw someone from California or Colorado in the Whites or Smokies? It's a rare sighting. Meanwhile you always see New Yorkers and Ohioans in California and Colorado and the PNW.
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>>2255480
w-we don't talk about that
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>>2255480
Speaking as a Mainer, we don’t travel all that much and prefer the Californians stay where the fuck they are. They should stay the fuck out of NH as well.
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>>2256589
Maine's the only state in the 48 contiguous I haven't been to yet. I'm coming for you.
t. Californian
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>>2253970
sounds like you have never actually been even to 10k ft elevation.
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>>2253941
No one cares about distance you hiked. Manlet mountains cant compare to real mountains. You have clearly never seen the West's mountains in person. You will never get it.
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>>2255480
I talk shit about where I live to everyone who will listen even though it's a glorious paradise
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>>2256640
Just stay away in the winter and I’ll be fine.

>>2256705
Been to the rockies in CO and BC, definitely intimidating but going up Washington mid February is still exciting.
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>>2254724
looks like a tit
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>>2254144
I'm disappointed he didn't answer this. I wonder if he fell off.
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LIFE IS OLDE THERE

OLDER THAN THE TREES
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You know someone is a LARPer when they think that /out/ing is a competition.
Just enjoy the mountains your area has to offer.
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test
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>>2254714
Beautiful out area. If we're rating mountains tho they can suck a dick when it comes to shit we have in the northwest.
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>>2258035
You failed. NEXT!
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>>2253941
>all that matters in the prominence of a mountain
Is that why everyone from the east coast goes to California, Oregon, and Washington to ski, and the resorts on the east coast are considered worse?
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>>2253941
any anons IIT summit mt washington?
couple of my friends and i made the 4 hr drive and only got about half way up before sundown.
i was pretty stringent on pace and leaving at exact times but the people i was bringing along didnt take it as seriously. another attempt will be made, embarking the drive at ~3-4am to start the hike at ~7-8am.
cannot wait and also plan to hike up in maine (mt katahdin) this winter
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>>2259858
That sounds lame asl
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>>2259877
it was a drag, believe me - but the failure taught the convoy to be more sensitive and attentive to being on time. trust me i was upset, but theres nothing we can do except to keep moving forward
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>>2254104
I climbed it in 3 hours 30 minutes wearing split V shorts, microspikes, and carrying 6 GUs and a water bottle, trivial for a West Coast mountain chad like myself. East Coasters have probably never climbed it, not having a road to the top with a parking lot and a bathroom scares them away.
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>>2255073
Ozarks here, I would settle even for the Applechains :(

well, at least I'm not in New Orleans or Dutch anyways.
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>>2259858
In the winter? Not yet. I'm planning on it for February.

In the summer, yes, went through Tuckerman's and Lion's head. 7 hours is a maximum time with a good pace for summer. Be careful for Mt. Katahdin if you're going through Abol. Have you already made reservations cause you need to mail it to the state park and have it approved. Not a one-day event with the closing off of the roadway.
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>>2254120
What do you mean?
Oregon range is loaded with creepy stories from aliens, to Bigfoot, to 411 disappearances
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>>2253941
I shit on eat coast mountains because they're east coast. Has nothing to do with how tall how how beautiful they are, they're east coast and for that they're shit. You guys and California can all fuck off.
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>>2259858
Have done Washington in both summer and winter, do not attempt it in any season but the summer if you do not have crampons, an ice axe, and the experience to use them. You will die, like the 170 people who died before you.
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>>2255073
aint it wild how death valley is right next to the highest mountain in the lower 48
i wish whitney wasn't in california
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>>2253941
Bitch, I can be at 10,000 feet + starting at sea level.

I go from 500ft to 6000 in 4 miles and the trailhead is 10 minutes away.

I've hiked the Tenasee valley divide, all around Vermont and in north Georgia. The tallest peak on the whole eastern part of the north American craton is shorter than dozens of peaks in the cascades.

West coasters call foothills mountains because they've never actually seen a mountain in person.

t. Olympic Northwesterner
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>>2253986
We did that. 3 miles, 3K feet.

Started around 7600’ in Mineral King

Sea level homos up in here
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I'll admit, the West Coast mountains (like the Santa Ynes mountain range, for example) are pretty exquisite but I'm planning on making a trip to the Northeast Georgia Mountains. They don't seem to be too bad either, just not taller but they're also older.
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>>2254312
Our mountains go alpine, sweetheart.
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>>2254312
enjoy your green tunnel garbage, appalachianlet
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>>2260476
>Montanapilled
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>>2253941
uhm no. You lose 1% oxygen capacity for every 330 feet above 5000 feet, so if you're hiking at 10000 feet you're hiking at 85% capacity. And the effect on the body are not linear so you will be weaker than just 85%
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>>2260593
>Coloradopilled
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>>2260470
Is this Mt. Evans?
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I've been to the summit of mammoth mountain in the Sierra Nevada at 10,000 feet. The air is very thin and you have to take it easy physically.
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>>2254724
Holy fuck that desolate landscape is hideous
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>>2253941
i like all types of mountains, hills can be extremely comfy. picrel.
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>>2261117
like yer mum innit
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>>2253941
This is F-tier bait. Everyone knows suggesting east coast /out/ is superior to west coast /out/ is too preposterous fir even satire.
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>>2253941
>Sierras don't exist
Stop listening to Colorado faggots. West-of-rockies mountains are where it's at
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>>2253941
I never feel like im climbing a real mountain until i step onto a glacier.
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Finishing up my pulk for my trip out to hike katahdin in a few weeks.
>feelsgood
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>>2258501
Undeniably based. We're really on some Hyperborean black metal Tolkien shit here.
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>>2261913
At the rate the weathers going the ground will still be bare by then.
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>>2254711
is this that fire lookout mtn in NE GA?
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>>2261923
WA?
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>>2261923
>We're really on some Hyperborean black metal Tolkien shit
Why do you speak like a nigger
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>>2262070
Im a zoomer, it's our generational curse fr fr no cap
>>2262037
Scotchman Peak, ID.
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>>2261090
No, Tulare peak on right, Florence on left
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>>2263032
Mineral King, CA
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>>2260047
mt. katahdin might not happen until summer, 2busy w/ school
>>2260395
just have hiking boots, may bring some poles.
iirc mt washington is literally a skiing spot.
look for my name in the obituary, i know my bounds and if it gets 2intense - we'll back off. if this thread is still up by the 20th i'll post when i arrive/when i summit/when i get down2clown
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>>2261968
No, it's in Northeast Virginia
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It's a hill unless it is alpine. And even then, its a walk unless its above 12'000
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>>2254714
Northern NM is amazing. I'm seriously thinking about moving to Santa Fe but I'm not sure if I want to be around that many hippies and retirees.
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>>2254729
>>2254616
the absolute cringe of this anon
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>>2264324
>Mammoth is a hill
swing and a miss
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>>2263745
acquired some run of the mill crampons. gonna embark on our journey come monday early morn.
see you soon bros...
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>>2253977
>6,200 feet
>Mountain
>but but but, it's windy bro!
Do east coast fags really
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mt washington sucks and isnt even worth it desu
winter sucks, go during the summer - a very manageable hike that really anyone except LARPers can do
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Kek, these americans are funny.

The only mountains you have that are worth bragging about are in Alaska.
That "Mt. Washington" its a joke, right now I am at a higher elevation (2100 m)
So please, climb real mountains or shut up.
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>>2269392
>t. can't find the cascades, olympics or rockies on a map
Correct--East coast mountains are a joke. 2100m are the small ones in Washington lass.
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Never felt taller than climbing High Point NJ
I even pussed out halfway up the steps to the monument!
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>>2254711
they dont feel special enough because nearly everyone on earth can enjoy their hobby and it angers them. they're societal rejects who want a way to feel superior. the specialist of snowflakes
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>>2269753
>want a way to feel superior
There are people like that in every hobby, outdoor or otherwise
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>>2269753
Are you talking about yourself?
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>>2269757
the fact that its about the outdoors makes it extra pathetic. they want to feel special about something that we've literally evolved doing.
>>2269759
sure buddy. u got me lolz
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>>2269774
It's no more pathetic than someone being a douchebag in an indoor activity like multiplayer video gaming.
Some people even develop superior complexes about their knowledge of sports teams and players. Now that's pathetic....acting superior because you invest more time watching other men exercise and get paid millions to do it.
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>>2269797
*superiority complexes
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>>2256705
>No one cares about distance you hiked

dude wut
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>>2253941
The best mountains are volcanos, the rest are boring.
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>>2269803
He's not wrong I guess...not for the reasons he thinks
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>>2269810
This. Mountainlets have exactly 10 minutes to explain why they have never experienced the awesomeness of
>Rainier
>Adams
>Baker
>St. Helens
>South Sister
>Hood
>Shasta
Please don't tell me you're afraid of *real* mountains anon
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>>2269823
>Insufferable Washingtonian superiority complex: the post
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>>2253941
>implying altitude and difficulty don't matter
>being that retarded
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>>2269825
>>2269825
>envious mountainlet who thinks the Appaleastians are serious mountains: the post
Have fun playing around in your bunny hills anon
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>>2254256
>pike's peak is not really a mountain
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>Still waiting for any of the west coast fags on this board to post pictures from their winter 14er climbs
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>>2269825
Look, you didn't have to bring attention to your petit "mountains", you could have just not brought it up, but you did, so just accept it and own it, I'm sure some prefer small, adorable little hills.
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>>2269602
If you think it's a joke, buy a plane ticket and climb it, you vagina.
>ISHYGDDT
Are all faggots from the west coast this smug?
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>>2270695
You sound like a twink from Washington state who larps as being masculine by pretending you've climbed all those mountains.
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>>2268383
I don't see you buying winter gear and a plane ticket to climb it, sluice. Put your dick where the >mountain
is.
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ITT: Westfags with weak lungs
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>>2271886
>>2271895
crying isn't going to make your hills into mountains kids.
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>>2253941
katahdin is basically the only prominent mountain in a 1000mi radius. nice cherrypicking though
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>>2270252
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>>2272316
>What is Washington
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View from the top of Mt. Cathedral in Denali NatPark.

It was incredible. 5k feet, so small but still took a sec to get up there. Lots of bears to watch out for too.
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>>2272830
Wrong thread?
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>>2253941
>east coast
>mountains

bruh...you sound dumb...
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>>2254120
I don't think it's possible to have a higher spook factor than Mt. Shasta.
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>>2273402
All East Coast baby
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>>2261764
I never said superior but it’s equal or at least comparable.
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>>2273605
Aye I recognize you. You're that guy that stole that mountaineering crevasse picture from Reddit and kept reposting it here and then you got called out.
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>>2273612
Aye I recognize you. You’re the guy who’s mom I fucked while she sucked on my asshole.
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>>2253979
>>2254015
>>2254256
>>2268383
What's funny is that literally none of you faggots proved this carpet bagger from NH worng.
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>>2273611
>expecting /out/ posters to be able to read
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>>2274038
See >>2254256

Tbh, I have no idea where Mt. Washington is. But if your car can conquer it, you're a bitch.
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>>2274177
You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about
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LOL west coast trannies and pussies cant even leave their house anymore HAHAHHAHA

You cant even go ont rails without scheduling it on a Government website., LMAO!
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>>2274290
It’s not much better out East desu
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>>2274290
all the faggots from your neck of the woods are reserving everything here, trying to see what real mountains are.

west coast mountains are the "bbc" of mountains. your hills cant satisfy you pussies, so you come here for abuse and abandonment.
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>>2274220
is this babby's first thread?
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>>2275188
babby’s first?

LMAO it’s baby’s first dumbass
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>>2275227
Oh you're just trolling.
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>>2253941
The Appalachians from GA to Maine are ancient and based
Anyone who argues over what is better or more kino is a faggot who is incapable of appreciating it all. The West and the east are gorgeous
Pic related is from NC
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>>2275435
Also from NC
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>>2275437
Fucking picture somehow wasn't in my choose file sorry
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I climbed Fuji-san 12 years ago. Started at 8000 feet. By the 13000 summit it was pretty awful breathing. I was in the army and was in decent shape. Beer at 13000 feet is great.

Now I live at 7000 feet. When I visit the parents at 600. The air just seems oppressive.
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>>2275446
>Now I live at 7000 feet. When I visit the parents at 600. The air just seems oppressive
That's not how altitude works but okay.
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>>2275446
>My parents live in LA
It's called smog anon
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>>2275530
Not him but it does in a limited way, high altitude deacclimatization syndrome is the reverse of low-high altitude sickness. Higher pressure is healthier for the human body long term but for some people adjusted to high elevations it can take some time (usually a short time) for the body to readjust to pressures closer to sea level (1-.90 ATM/0-3200ft ASL vs .77-.59 ATM/7000-14000ft ASL).
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>>2275691
I live at 7300 feet and have been down to the coast plenty. Never once had that issue. Stop being so fucking fat.
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>>2275709
So have I and I've gone from 7500ft to 1000ft in 1 hr before and it can happen to some people just as randomly as normal altitude sickness occurs in people going from low to high. It's more common and documented in peoples from the Himalayas and the Andes (people that live at 2000-4000m normally).
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>>2253941
>people who hike smaller mountains are larpers
what does that make you as someone who's never touched grass?
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>>2275709
Have to get a McDonald’s grease injection and milkshake on a drip
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>>2275530
its probably partly that higher altitudes are generally dryer and lower are more humid so that would feel more oppressive
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>>2275179
You probably haven't even been /out/ in the east and think that elevation is everything. Picrel is from Pennsylvania which isn't even considered a "mountainous" state.
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On my way back from Katahdin, will post more later. Great success!
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>>2276064
Did u do knifes edge anon?
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>>2276064
Based. Went there this July. Phenomenal place.
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>>2275793
For real, imagine how obese that nasty fucker is if he has a hard time breathing at sea level. When I go down the coast I feel like I could inhale indefinitely.
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>>2276064
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>>2276064
>>2276637
niceu
sadly ddint have any clouds on the summit of mt washington. may send katahdin this summer, winter hiking is not our cup of tea.
are the reservations ig worse during the summer?
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>>2276642
> are the reservations ig worse during the summer?
Sort of annoying assuming you’re not a Maine resident. You have to get a Day Use Parking permit or reserve a leanto. You should try and go up from Roaring Brook/Chimney Pond if you’re only going there once for Katahdin
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I'm just glad people enjoy mountains, east or west. I prefer the tall alpine zones of the west personally, but nothing wrong with my Appalachian brothers in their beautiful forest mountains.
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>>2276709
A lot of eastern mountains actually break alpine
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>>2278212
The last time, and only time, I was in an alpine zone area hiking (only time I think), it started raining sideways, 45F or so, very windy, early September. We had to stay in our tents, then turned around (we were in a pass along a saddle I think).

It's not that it doesn't suck if it starts raining below the treeline, but it is MUCH less dangerous/bad.

I get it, above the treeline you can see much further, but I like the feeling of being surrounded by dense trees and i don't find dry barren rocks and snow as visually interesting as the interplay of different hardwoods.

There's lots of places with alpine zones, there's not so many places that have a lot of moisture, a temperate climate, and a variety of hardwoods in a mountainous environment. It is more special.

Also, eastern mountains have a lot of sub alpine zones, which is nice, but I think the area just below that, with the densest mix of hardwoods because of the moisture capture due to orographic lift is the prettiest to hike in.
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>>2278226
Hiking up Adams this Sunday.
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>>2253941
The east coast barely has mountains, its mostly large hills. You need a higher enough elavation to have a desolation barrier. Most of the hills on the east coast are fully forested. Not mountains bro.
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>>2278212
>3 have bald tops and no glaciers
....allot...
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>>2276651
yeah that does seem like a hassle. mt katahdin seems absolutely worth though
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>>2280310
This is in the northeast alone:
https://www.summitpost.org/northeast-alpine-peaks/419290
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>>2281418
>6,600 feet is the tallest in the east coast
>But but but we have TONs of peeks above 4,000 ft
Whew lad
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>>2281550
>has never been in the mountains out east where 5-6k foot mountains feel like mountains over 10k out west
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Why would anyone argue that the thinner air makes a mountain superior? If suffering makes a place better then hiking through the everglades of the Florida heat and mosquitoes makes it top tier I guess.
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>>2281566
Yee climbing in thin air is too difficult for me. Better stay in the basement and eat another round of tendies.
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>>2281560
>5k feels like 10k
Loooool. I go from 1,500 ft to 6k in just over 4 miles. When I was in Colorado going to 15 k starting at 5k was harder than going to 6k from 1.8.
East coast copelet.
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>>2281566
>4,000 feet is totally a mountain bro
You're missing the point
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>>2281588
No mountains in CO go to 15k and you usually start much higher than 5k. The friggin trailhead for Long's Peak is nearly 10k for example.
Elevation gains are comparable for the Rockies and Whites and I would argue the terrain and conditions are more difficult in the Whites.
What have you hiked in New England?
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>>2254985
>>2254989
>>2255012
I would never pay to hike or book a reservation or aquire a permit or any of this bullshit. What's stopping you guys from finding somewhere to park other then the designated trail head and bushwhacking or finding a lesser known way into these areas?
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>>2281633
I have hiked allover the world. It's been awhile since I made it up to Virginia. I spent more time in the Tenasee valley divide and Georgia. I enjoyed Colorado and even southern California has some good hikes. Washington and Montana remain my favorites though. The East coast foothills are training hills for real mountains. Real mountains are Colorado and west of them, the Andies, and Asia. You're kidding yourself if you think the east coast has mountains at all. They're foothills lad.
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>>2282684
You never been up north sonny
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>>2253957
I'm 6'2. My ancestors evolved to live in flat areas and rolling hills. I'm not some manlet sherpa.
So no, I don't do well in the super high altitudes, and that's fine. It's not what I was bred for.
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>>2269753
>living right near Lake Superior

I do feel superior. The great lakes are the greatest place in the world, and I'm tired of pretending they aren't.
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>>2282717
Michigan sucks bro
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>>2282850
Sure does. So stay the fuck out.
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>>2260470
that's crazy you weirdo, because the VA segment looked pretty alpine to me and I know therr are tracts in WV that are known for alpine clinate and conditions. Also, why do you sound like a homo?
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>>2281589
No, I think you are. Mountains out west look cool and we're all happy to see the west coast people preen over them, nobody here is invested in shitting on them, but sadly the weird faggy west coast mindset has you doing this whole passive aggressive, feminine, smug nonsense where you disparage the east coast. Why pitch two mountain chains against each other? Why troll when you could post photos of your hikes or talk about actual /out/ topics that are useful and interesting? It all boils down to that despicable effeminacy of yours.
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>>2282900
>Butthurt east coast city paracite demonstrates inferiority complex.
>5,000 feet is a mountain because I think it's hard reeee.
You used allot of words to embarrass yoiri.
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>>2282898
There's nothing in WV that's *actually* alpine but there's a fair bit that is sub-alpine, particularly at higher elevations above 4000ft.

It's still very special and normies think only Alaska, Colorado, and California have real mountains so it is mostly uncrowded outside of a few tourist hotspots like Dolly Sods and New River Gorge.

I doubt anyone saying WV is flat/not real mountains has ever actually hiked there.
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>>2283014
cope, you cant recover from what the other anon just laid down on your sorry ass
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>>2282684
The east has some proper mountains despite being lower elevation (look at the OP's pic of Katahdin and tell me that isn't a real mountain). Same with the UK in places like Snowdonia, Wales.
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>>2283034
>No you cope
>I'm not coping, IM NOT COPING
Your fragile ego is almost as embarrassing as your pathetic hills you call mountains.
>That teenage tier rant totally was a burn bro
Hahahahaha. You reddlters are as oblivious as you are lame. 5k feet is HaARd reeeeerr.
Loooool
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I for one am glad that people out west look down on northeastern mountains because they're crowded enough as it is.
I especially love that most people everywhere overlook Pennsylvania's hills which means I'm guaranteed a lot of solitude round here.
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>>2283120
“People” our west
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>>2275439
Is that hooper's bald? Love that place but it's a very short hike.
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>>2284576
>“The house dwellers look down on our trailers”
the post
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>>2284576
I-
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Bulgarian here, im alpine fan and vote rockies. Appalachia just looks like my backyard so there is no exotic feel about em. When i go /out/ i exclusively look for the alpine areas as i love having a nice 360 panoramic view from a ridgeline or something ... other people prefer the same old same old tree corridor and there is nothing wrong about that.
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For comparison here is the alpine area I prefer, so its understandable why id go to eastcoast for a hike compared to west and im hoping i will in this decade
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>>2253941
OP why are you using a Google image
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My favorite route, counterclockwise
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>>2285236
That's dumb and you are on a larp.





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