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Altitude. . .ugh!

BigslugBigslug Posts: 9,781 Senior Member
My training ground is a mountain peak near my house. From my front door, it's about a 1,500 foot climb to a 3,100 foot summit. Takes me about an hour. Been trying to do that once or twice a week after work.

Where I actually hunt deer is between 7,000 and 9,000 feet. I went up today for a pre-season conditioning hike with a buddy who needed to service his trail cameras. Topographically, no worse a climb than my local stomping grounds in terms of change in height or distance. . .except that THERE'S NO AIR UP THERE!!!

I hurt right now, and have no real reason to. No point in mincing words - the first hike at altitude for the season SUCKS!:vomit:

The plus is - trail cam data looks gooooooooooooood!

"Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee


  • TeachTeach Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Back in the dark ages when I used to fish above Sonora pass in California, I got the same feeling. I believe Sonora was almost 10K, and Leavitt Lake was quite a way above that!
  • ZeeZee Posts: 28,177 Senior Member
    Altitude is gooooooooooooooood.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • USUFBUSUFB Posts: 830 Senior Member
    When I moved from Texas to Utah, it took me about a week to adjust to the altitude. Adjusting to the culture took much longer.
    Sometimes, I lie awake in bed at night wondering "Why the heck can't I fall asleep?"
    NRA Life Member
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Posts: 14,747 Senior Member
    It took me a couple days to hunt at 9000-10,000 in CO a couple years ago, you need to acclimate some first before you go full on work out up there.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
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