ExcitableBoy wrote:Yeti wrote:From my personal experience, my greatest elevation change over the course of a day was Longs Peak. Waking at 7500ft, scrambling to 14,200 and back down in 1 day. If I spend 5/6 days at 7500, I can do it easily, with only some fatigue. I once tried to do it on day 3 of a week trip, and was hurling up my Gatorade before I broke the treeline.
So, would you be implying that I might have gotten away with it if I'd tried it on day 1? The Cascade Volcanoes are looking more and more appealing.
The Cascade Volcanoes are pretty great, but it is the other, less known mountains that are the true jewels.
Bingo! You nailed it right there! I like to think of the Cascade Volcanoes as the "Colorado 14ers" of Washington. All the crowds gather on Rainier or Adams or Saint Helens leaving all the real mountains in complete solitude.
Yeti...did you read the disaster TR from Mount Shasta? I was wondering the EXACT same thing as you when I read it.