2.7168561 Miles Above Average

  The adolescent North American Human, seen here in its native habitat (14,345 ft Mount Blanca). Few specimens survive in the wild.

The adolescent North American Human, seen here in its native habitat (14,345 ft Mount Blanca). Few specimens survive in the wild.

Youth between the ages of 8-18 are subjected to nearly eleven hours of electronic media on average every day.  This represents a vast and unprecedented sociological experiment being conducted on an entire generation during their formative years.  You may be please to learn that these virtual teens are still capable of navigating a place called physical reality.  A few were spotted August 3rd 2011 on Mount Blanca, one of Colorado’s more rugged Fourteeners.  That day, the adolescents carried everything necessary for survival on their backs for 13 miles and eight thousand vertical feet.  This is a landscape of solid granite.  There was not so much as a “tweet”, except from some birds.  For realz!

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