[hr100] Re: water
- --- Greg Loomis <loomdog@...> wrote:
> Matt- you can't get immune to GiardiaMaybe not, in which case I'm probably carrying it with
no symptoms. In either case, I don't need to worry
about treating water.
> To me nothing like a fist or two ofI've eaten snow when I've run out of water, but I can
> snow to hydrate and
> cool you off.
only eat a bit at a time without freezing my mouth, so
its not my preferred method of hydration.
> Is the problem of people getting lost a matter ofI don't think the altitude is a problem as much as
> the reduced mental
> abilities at altitude and fatigue induced dumbness
> or is the course not
> marked so good?
fatigue and missing flags in the dark above treeline
where there are usually no trails. Blake Wood and
David Horton can both tell you about the second night
effect at Barkley (1400-3300 ft). It interferes with
your ability to navigate even in familiar territory
where you would ordinarily have no problem. When I
climbed Putnam Basin I was absolutely convinced I had
never seen any of it even though I knew full well I
hiked the same course a week earlier.
-- Matt Mahoney, matmahoney@...
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- Very true! This was a real revelation to me, since I hadn't
been out for a second night before without getting at least some
sleep. I'd already been over that particular section of trail
three times THAT DAY, in addition to six add'l times in my
previous two runnings of Barkley, and parts of it still looked
so unfamiliar that I ran back for a ways along the trail,
convinced that I must have missed a turn, all the while knowing
that I COULDN'T have missed a turn, since there weren't
any. When I finally gave up and returned to camp, I had the
same thing happen on a different section of trail that I'd been
over only a couple hours before. Very weird!
Blake P. Wood
Physics Div., Plasma Physics Group P-24, MS-E526,
Los Alamos Nat'l Lab, Los Alamos NM 87545
(505) 665-6524 Fax: (505) 665-3552 bwood@...
Matt Mahoney wrote:
>Blake Wood and David Horton can both tell you about thesecond >night effect at Barkley (1400-3300 ft). It interferes
>your ability to navigate even in familiar territory
>where you would ordinarily have no problem. When I
>climbed Putnam Basin I was absolutely convinced I had
>never seen any of it even though I knew full well I
>hiked the same course a week earlier.