Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
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Re: Keeping the Altitude in Mind at the Summit
From the time you depart your home state, start drinking lots of water. Pack a cooler full of bottled water (not beer, wine, soda). Plan on making lots of potty breaks on the way. This is the absolute best way to have your body adjust from low elevations to the elevation of Colorado.
Denver is a mile high and the everything is higher in the mountains. Ouray is 7700+ and the lowest town connected to the Summit 4 trails. Lake City, Telluride and Silverton are all higher.
The atmospheric pressure at sea level is 14.7 psi, but about 10 psi at 13,000 feet. So pace yourself when hiking.
A little trivia is the second highest NFL city is Atlanta at a 1000 feet elevation, which is behind Denver at 5280 feet.
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