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|10-04-2012 02:09 AM|
Breckenridge wrecked most of our crew. Felt bad the first day. Not too bad the second day. My wife couldn't even eat while up there and thought she had food poisoning (thought it was bad chili from Loveland lol!).
So yes, bring it just in case. Better to have, and not need, than vice versa.
|10-04-2012 12:39 AM|
Just wanted to update this and say thanks to everyone that answered my "tourist questions". My buddy and I booked a week in Telluride from March 2nd to 8th and I can't tell you how stoked I am to go. Decided to fly into Montrose and just enjoy the scenery on the drive to Telluride with a shuttle.
We won't be riding the first day we get in, so that should help a little with not going any higher on the mountain, but we'll have 5 days of riding time during the weekdays I'm not sure I'll even need it, but planning on seeing a doc and possibly get Diamox to help with the altitude.
|09-28-2012 04:08 AM|
My bad I didn't see these replies until today.
First regarding the altitude, recently talked to a friend of mine who said it didn't really bother him there, and granted he's from OH as well. I've also read that Ginko Beloba (although not proven) possibly helps.
Regarding the flights. Durango is cheaper by almost 100 bucks. The only problem with that is the shuttle (Telluride Express) that runs to Telluride has a 4 adult minimum, so as it stands with my buddy and myself it wouldn't really save any cash.
The price to fly into Montrose vs Telluride airport is about the same (on weekdays about $550 from cheapoair), but I've heard that the Telluride airport is more prone to delays and cancellations due to storms. The 2 hotels I've been looking at in Telluride both say that there's no one at the check-in office after 5 or 6, so a delay could really screw things up.
|09-26-2012 09:53 AM|
Originally Posted by Deviant View Post
Airfare is all over the place, but in my experience Durango is usually cheaper to get into than Montrose. At least on United.
Bonus is if you are planning a long stay you could also split your time up and head over to Wolf Creek, which I highly recommend. Durango is pretty much in the middle of the two.
I use to go to Summit Co. quite a bit while working out of our Denver office, but anymore I just always end up at Loveland when in that area as there seems to be such a better vibe there compared to the mega resorts like Breck/Copper/Winterpark etc.. If planning a destination type trip I would pretty much go anywhere but Summit Co. Too many day trippers from Denver and the weekends are pretty much always a shitshow, IMO.
You go to SW CO your going to have a blast.
|09-25-2012 12:59 PM|
To help with altitude, start taking a baby aspirin about 6 days before you come. It will thin your blood a bit, altitude makes it thicker. Try to eat more garlic the week or two before and put lemon inyour water, both are natural blood pressure droppers. Thick blood and higher blood pressure at altitude is really what makes you miserable. Blood can't absorb enough o2 and combine that with less o2.... Blood pressure naturally raises for the first 2-4 weeks at altitude because of the decreased pressure on your vessels as well as increased fluid in them from expansion..
Another think to do is avoid excess carbonated drinks and excessive carbs cause they expand twice as much and can give you intestinal and stomach cramps from gas!
|09-25-2012 12:10 PM|
|unfmoose||Keep checking airline prices. Maybe it's the fact you are flying in from Ohio, but I have never paid more the $450 for a plane ticket to anywhere I have gone in the U.S. our of Montrose. Although, my sister and her family have been looking at coming out after Christmas, and tickets are much higher than normal for then too. Winter is usually cheaper because we have more carriers. I think they are supposed to announce another one here in the next couple of weeks.|
|09-23-2012 01:33 AM|
|Deviant||Thanks everyone, really appreciate all the info! Basically decided on T-Ride now, looks like it's going to be around the first week of March|
|09-22-2012 11:55 AM|
|killclimbz||Stay hydrated, don't skip meals, snack through out the day. Also, take notice if you start to feel signs of altitude sickness. For most, it'll probably be higher up on the mountain. Easy treatment, get lower down on the mountain. It'll probably only be an issue for the first day or two if at all.|
|09-22-2012 12:17 AM|
|linvillegorge||Honestly, there's just no way to tell. Some people are more sensitive to altitude than others. The only thing you can really do is arrive in good shape and stay hydrated. The rest is up to nature. It never really bothered me, but some of my buddies who were in better shape than me struggled. Only one way to find out...|
|09-21-2012 11:59 PM|
Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
Ok one last question: Altitude. For someone that's never been above 4,000 that is (other than with flights and cabin pressure). I know many of you have lived out there long enough it's a non-issue. Other than drinking lots of water and staying in shape before I go, is there anything else a person can do to better prepare themselves for it? I'm planning on bringing a box of Clif Bars or something to snack on while on the mountain, and due to flight times I'll be at the hotel for that evening until getting on the mountain the next day. This trip is to celebrate 20 years of standing sideways, so just want to make it as enjoyable as possible.
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