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    Altitude Sickness

    Heading to Colorado tomorrow and I have never been there. I always hear about people getting sick when they ascend in to the mountains. I'm headed to the Estes Park area and wondered if anybody had experience on things to do or not to do when staying there.



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    Re: Altitude Sickness

    Was there just last week no issues at all and weather was fantastic. Plenty of things to do that's for sure :o)



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    Re: Altitude Sickness

    Quote Originally Posted by casey1973 View Post
    Was there just last week no issues at all and weather was fantastic. Plenty of things to do that's for sure :o)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmb View Post
    Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate.
    P.s. limited alcohol. Wear **** ton of sunscreen or you could be sorta ****ed. Always have water with you. Exercise will be a bit slower.


    As far as depth goes though, the combination of White, Woodbury, Olaseni, Basabe, and Uthoff is much better than Niang, Ejim, Edozie, Gibson. Not because of the top 2, but because of the next 2 or 3. -DeanVogs

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    Re: Altitude Sickness

    I live at a high altitude, close to 9000' and work daily with clients visiting for a few days to a few weeks from sea level. Drink a lot of water...more than you think is necessary. Dehydration will make the effects of altitude a lot worse. You may also get headaches or just feel lethargic.

    Estes Park is around 7500' elevation. Are you driving or flying (and from where)? How long are you staying? I've found that driving tends to help as it's not so "sudden" on the body. One tip we give clients who have trouble sleeping at our high altitude is to return to the last altitude that they slept comfortably for at least one night.

    If you're heading to Estes Park and looking to climb a 14er or reach higher altitudes, take a day or two to adjust to the Estes Park altitude before going higher. Some people can drive out from the midwest and climb a 14er no problem -- but most can't do it. If you're doing fairly strenuous activity (like hiking a 14er) and start to feel faint, dizzy, headache, delusional, etc....do NOT continue up. Get down as quickly as you can, safely. I've seen people try to "push through" with bad results for the rest of their stay.

    EDIT: And what those guys said above -- Sunscreen. A lot. Often. Coming from a hot, humid environment, you may feel that it's not that "hot" in Colorado. 80 and dry probably sounds nice. But the sun is much closer to you than at sea level and can burn quickly. The front range area (Ft Collins to C. Springs) has been over 100 quite a bit this summer. It's a different hot, but it's still hot. The sun will zap your energy.


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    Re: Altitude Sickness

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy4Patriots View Post
    Heading to Colorado tomorrow and I have never been there. I always hear about people getting sick when they ascend in to the mountains. I'm headed to the Estes Park area and wondered if anybody had experience on things to do or not to do when staying there.
    It has never affected me. My mom got fairly sick one time in Colorado. But she was fine in a day or so.



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    Re: Altitude Sickness

    I went hiking in CO last year. Don't be a *****. You won't dehydrate, even at 14k. Just deal with it.



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    Re: Altitude Sickness

    Quote Originally Posted by DBQ View Post
    I went hiking in CO last year. Don't be a *****. You won't dehydrate, even at 14k. Just deal with it.
    Everybody reacts different to it. For me, I don't get altitude sickness, maybe a little headache, but nothing severe.
    But, there are some people who can get life threatening symptoms at only 8,000 feet. It's definitely not a "deal with it" situation when you get fluid in your lungs and your brain starts to swell.


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    Re: Altitude Sickness

    Just drink a lot of water, and go down if you really feel poorly. It seems to hit different people differently. It really has gotten me a couple of times, but I think I'm just susceptible (I can't get my heart rate to go down and just generally feel unwell). You should be just fine. Drink a lot of water, and have fun!



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    Re: Altitude Sickness

    Just got back about a week ago. Spent a few days around Estes at a little over 7k and then a few days around Keystone which is over 9k. Honestly, other than getting winded a little quicker than normal from physical activity, nothing different than around here. My wife did get a little sun burn, but she burns easily to begin with.

    I probably did consume a little bit more water than usual. But I still enjoyed pop or alcohol whenever I wanted, and I wasn't attached to a water bottle at all times or anything crazy like that. Chances are, if you are in good shape and aren't doing anything really strenuous like an aggressive hike or some rock climbing, you won't notice it much at all.



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    Re: Altitude Sickness

    Quote Originally Posted by DBQ View Post
    I went hiking in CO last year. Don't be a *****. You won't dehydrate, even at 14k. Just deal with it.
    Pretty ignorant comment. Some people can die within hours of altitude sickness and even more due to strenuous activity at high levels. The Pittsburgh Steelers have a player who is not allowed to play a game in Denver because they know he'd likely die.

    The highest likelihood is that you'll experience some intestinal bloating and have to **** a lot on your first full day there. It gets a lot better after that. Water is key.


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    Re: Altitude Sickness

    Climb high, sleep low. Spend a day at 7-9000ft sleeping before going higher. Lots of water. No alcohol.


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    Drink Gatorade. That helped me when I had it.


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    Re: Altitude Sickness

    Quote Originally Posted by clone2011 View Post
    I live at a high altitude, close to 9000' and work daily with clients visiting for a few days to a few weeks from sea level. Drink a lot of water...more than you think is necessary. Dehydration will make the effects of altitude a lot worse. You may also get headaches or just feel lethargic.

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    If you're heading to Estes Park and looking to climb a 14er or reach higher altitudes, take a day or two to adjust to the Estes Park altitude before going higher. Some people can drive out from the midwest and climb a 14er no problem -- but most can't do it. If you're doing fairly strenuous activity (like hiking a 14er) and start to feel faint, dizzy, headache, delusional, etc....do NOT continue up. Get down as quickly as you can, safely. I've seen people try to "push through" with bad results for the rest of their stay.

    EDIT: And what those guys said above -- Sunscreen. A lot. Often. Coming from a hot, humid environment, you may feel that it's not that "hot" in Colorado. 80 and dry probably sounds nice. But the sun is much closer to you than at sea level and can burn quickly. The front range area (Ft Collins to C. Springs) has been over 100 quite a bit this summer. It's a different hot, but it's still hot. The sun will zap your energy.
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    Re: Altitude Sickness

    Quote Originally Posted by jmb View Post
    Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate.
    This to avoid headaches at end of your trip.


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