I arrived in Denver at 5400', where my wonderful friends Tom and Linda met me and drove to Loveland Pass at 11990', then we strapped on snowshoes and hiked to the summit of Mt Sniktau at 13240'. All within twelve hours of leaving Pittsburgh at 1240'. Not bad for someone who was about to become an 'older American' at 60. [Kodak V550]
The Galápagos Islands have to be seen to be believed: a week there was not enough to even begin to see all the interesting sites. From iguanas, to tortoises, to finches, to sandy beaches, to snorkeling - on and on it goes!