fatdad wrote:University looks fun, but is probably better early season when lots of that talus is buried. Dragon Peak looks nice I want to recall that it may have some 4th class near the top, so that may be a deal breaker.
3Deserts wrote:While Cheyne-Stokes Respirations can occur while sleeping at altitude--it's what wakes us up repeatedly through the night--leading to less than perfect sleep, the body won't be cued to increase the production of red blood cells, adjust vessel pressures and reduce blood acidosis if sleeping at Lone Pine. The latest research by Dr. Peter Hackett and others is increasingly pointing to processes such as these that occur much more effectively during sleep cycles than during waking periods, whether or not physical work is occurring.
Anyway, I refer everyone again to Dr. Peter Hackett. He's probably the number one authority on the subject, with a climbing resume to back up the medical research.
mrchad9 wrote:I do not think this guy needs to get drugged up for a hike to a (barely) 13er and a walk down the last 55 miles of the JMT.
fatdad wrote:Re sleeping at altitude (e.g. the trailhead), I think it may be a personal thing. I've always found that it helped ALOT to sleep at the trailhead if I'm driving up from sea level. Those few times I've slept lower down, I've felt really leaden when starting to hike and regretted I didn't sleep higher. It does wonders for me.
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