Lowest Elevation/ Altitude
The lowest elevation I've ever been to is Death Valley National Park in California, which gets down to 282 feet (86 m) below sea level. It's particularly crazy because a few hours drive away we saw Mt Whitney, the highest point in the continental USA at 14505 feet (4421 m).
Beyond that, I have an open water diving certificate so I think the lowest with that was ~50ft or so (16m). And of course now that I'm in Holland I permanently live a few meters below sea level.
2wanderers wrote:My record to date is, and will likely remain, 423 metres (1388 ft) below sea level. The Dead Sea.
That's mine, too. I tried to go under water in the Dead Sea and could only make it a foot or so before I popped back up to the surface.
"Suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either."
After that we flew to Nepal and walked the Annapurna Circuit, passing the 5416m Thorong La on the way.
I've always been entertained by the fact that my personal lowest and highest elevations were reached less than 3 weeks apart
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Maestra LE wrote:A little bit below sea level, in the Netherlands and in New Orleans.
Haha, I was going to say... somewhere north or east of the French Quarter.
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