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702[John Muir Trail] Re: Altitude Sickness

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  • jimr_pdx
    Jun 6, 2004
      I agree with Dee - 4000' was not high enough for me in 1993 when I was
      stricken. I stayed the night at Bishop to avoid the heat (campgrounds
      were full), and the Pine Creek trail ruined me. I have found that a
      dayhike and camps at 8000 or higher work for me; no bouts of altitude
      sickess since that big one, other than the slight lethargy or headache
      I pretty much always get on day two. Coming from sea level, I can't
      expect to escape unscathed! [Details at granitic.net, 1993 trip.]

      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, ndeewoods <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > I wouldn't think 4,000 is high enough to acclimate. I would suggest
      > staying at Tuolumne meadows campground for a couple days...it's much
      > higher and if you just kick back there it might do the trick. Those
      > of us who hike high have also learned to tank up on the water for a
      > couple of days ahead of time and stay really really hydrated. Hope
      > this helps... Dee
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