Utah and WY are very dry. I felt ok when there, but my hair and nails took a beating, and my throat always felt dry. My cuticles cracked and peeled and my hair got very brittle like straw, even with good conditioner. Glad to be back in the humidity again. Everything is recovering nicely.

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 8:04 AM, Mark P. Renson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I was at the same elavations in the Selkirks a few weeks prior and did not have the same issues.  The difference I think was the huge difference in humidity.  The dryness in Wyoming just sucked the hydration out of me.  I was fine on my danw patrol on Monday morning and then at roughly 9AM, everything crashed on me.  Hydrating hard afterwards was very helpful.  The lesson here - LISTEN UP EVERYONE - was that hydration is key; I paid for not being diligent about hydration.
 
Mark P. Renson



From: Marc Chrusch <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wed, February 10, 2010 1:49:29 AM
Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Wyoming - Day 1 of Class

At 07:25 PM 2/9/2010, Mark P. Renson wrote:
> In the afternoon, we headed up to the pass.  I almost barfed up a lung as the altitude was just crushing me.  I thought that the prior day would have broken me in ........... or maybe I'm just a whose?

Nah. If you're coming from sea level to 10K', it takes anywhere from 2 - 4 days to acclimatize. It can and dose vary due to a lot of factors and just because it took X days for an individual last time, doesn't mean it will take X days this time. Could be more, could be less.

-marc
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