Acute Mountain Sickness - © 2006, D. M. Polaner

Monique

bounceswoosh
Skier
Joined
Nov 12, 2015
Posts
10,507
Location
Colorado

Mendieta

Master of Snowplow
SkiTalk Tester
Contributor
Joined
Aug 17, 2016
Posts
4,315
Location
SF Bay Area, CA, USA
@Mendieta - you're not wrong about that. I'm usually the one sleeping in the car, but once we get there we have to unpack and deal with dogs. It's really, really hard to get into town earlier.

Ah. That would _definitely_ screw me up. Meaning, a power nap before going to bed is a recipe for no-sleep for me. Almost for the opposite reasons as driving. In one case I am too hyper. In the other, too rested. If you do this on Fridays, you might want to simply stay up on the drive up there, get there, enjoy a glass of bourbon or whatever makes you happy while you unpack, and collapse in bed.
 

Monique

bounceswoosh
Skier
Joined
Nov 12, 2015
Posts
10,507
Location
Colorado
Ah. That would _definitely_ screw me up. Meaning, a power nap before going to bed is a recipe for no-sleep for me. Almost for the opposite reasons as driving. In one case I am too hyper. In the other, too rested. If you do this on Fridays, you might want to simply stay up on the drive up there, get there, enjoy a glass of bourbon or whatever makes you happy while you unpack, and collapse in bed.

The real solution is obviously to simply move to Breck full time.

*sigh*
 

Fuller

Semi Local
Skier
Joined
Feb 18, 2016
Posts
943
Location
Whitefish or Florida
The first time my wife and I spent the night in Dillon CO (approx 9200') we both had terrible head aches and nausea the next morning, She also gets migraine headaches and always carries her rescue meds with her so we both took some Imitrex - that made the rest of the day bearable. The next year we returned with Diamox in hand which worked well but the wife didn't like the way it made her feel. So now she's on the Ginko Biloba protocol and I still take the Diamox.

This year on the fourth day at altitude my head felt fine and no altitude sickness but the Diamox really messed with my bladder and urinary tract. I thought I had the clap or something! It turns out "painful urination" is one of the rarer side effects of the drug. We might skip Dillon next year.
 

Sibhusky

Whitefish, MT
Skier
Joined
Oct 26, 2016
Posts
3,720
Location
Whitefish, MT
Coming from sea level years ago, I learned after several horrible trips I had to overnight in Denver before heading into the mountains. Even now, a visit to Denver itself for a week coming from 3-4000 feet means an increased migraine count from a normal week. Fortunately (?) I no longer have to go there. I've got snow and mountains 16 minutes from the house and my mother and brother, who lived there, are no longer alive.
 
Top