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rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 6, 2014 - 05:21am PT
Unlike most of what we use it for here...

Hot air balloons over the Hudson
Hot air balloons over the Hudson
Credit: Sarah Goldstone
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jul 6, 2014 - 05:59am PT
Nice photo!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 6, 2014 - 06:02am PT
How many balloons could one full rant fill?

The mind boggles....
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Jul 6, 2014 - 07:07am PT
Great looking scene. Taconics or the Catskills in the background?
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Jul 6, 2014 - 07:13am PT
Look at the blue balloon Jay !
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jul 6, 2014 - 07:18am PT
Nice Rich!

yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Jul 6, 2014 - 07:20am PT
Nice photo: looks like some beautiful summer weather. Here it's about 40°F, the wind is blowing about 100km per hour and there is a horizontal sheet of stinging drizzle (which is why I'm sitting here looking at pictures of hot air balloons on a Sunday).
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2014 - 08:15am PT
Taconics or the Catskills in the background?

Catskills.

The picture is taken from the Walkway over the Hudson, a repurposed railroad bridge that has turned out to be a huge tourist attraction.

Alpine start required for this event. In order to get calm air, the balloons launch around 6 AM.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 6, 2014 - 11:19am PT
Alpine start required for this event. In order to get calm air, the balloons launch around 6 AM.

creeping California-isms if the New York definition of "alpine start" is 6 AM (though a full 3 hours earlier than the "California rules").
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 6, 2014 - 11:24am PT

Artistic Hudson photo.

Here's hot air in hot air...

Bagan, Burma
Bagan, Burma
Credit: Gemunu Amarasinghe
ladyscarlett

Trad climber
SF Bay Area, California
Jul 6, 2014 - 04:35pm PT
Dunno about Hudson valley alpine starts, but in the California desert balloon starts begin at 3:30-4am rockets on for the dawn patrol...

But it's a wild Wild West out here, and we have to get our rockets fired earlier cuz we keep Foolin' around!

Wonderful pic!

Cheers

LS
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Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jul 6, 2014 - 09:33pm PT
I'll pass.
overwatch

climber
Jul 6, 2014 - 10:44pm PT
I know why that footage was unseen
The Call Of K2 Lou

Mountain climber
North Shore, BC
Jul 6, 2014 - 10:56pm PT
How many balloons could one full rant fill?

The Republican thread alone would probably lift a medium-sized country.
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