Sunday, June 11, 2006

Rocky Mountain High

The world looks pretty spectacular from 12,000 feet high, at least when you're in the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. (Click pictures to make them bigger.)

We're spending a few days exploring one of the most breathtaking parts of the country, but it hasn't been easy for someone who spent the better part of his life living below sea level in New Orleans.

The effects of high altitude - shortness of breath, slight dizziness, headache, rapid dehydration, serious fatigue - kicked in around the 8,000 foot mark.

We ended our day-long treck through the park at the Continental Divide where water flowing on the east side runs toward the Atlantic Ocean and water flowing on the west side runs toward the Pacific.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow Keith:
What a great tease. The photos and stories are nothing like being there, but they make for a great advertisment. Sitting in my super-chilled bland office in Starkville, Miss., I'm more than a little bit jealous.

So did you piss on the Continental Divide and wonder if your pee would end up in the Mississippi River or the Pacific Ocean?

Take care and enjoy the adventure.