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Old 08-14-2009, 08:31 PM
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New to Altitude and Alpine

I recently moved from the South East to Colorado, from 800 feet to over 5,000. I've already been hit with the realization that many of the things I've come to learn about backpacking will change, whether they be gear or technique. So I would like some advice, tips, and tricks to hiking and backpacking at higher elevations and above treeline. There are some things that are already new to me:

- Lightning storms. They seem to roll in like clockwork. Do you plan your whole hike t NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:22 AM
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I don't live at altitude, but I frequent a lot of places above timberline and have some experience w NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:03 PM
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Wow! Thank you very much adventure_dog! NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:33 PM
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I've never hiked in Colorado, but I go above treeline or very close to it on almost every hike (Sier NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:06 AM
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I prepared for altitude, by drinking more fluids several days ahead and by camping at a basecamp to NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:23 PM
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Hey Hanger - now that you've spent a season in your new locale, what can you share with us? What did NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:22 PM
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I, too, would like to know.

I didn't want to talk him out of it.

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Old 03-17-2010, 12:23 PM
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