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jmf

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The Senepy, France
« on: October 12, 2018, 10:35:17 PM »
a new hike today, a new post on my blog:
http://www.randonnues.fr/?p=5477
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Re: The Senepy, France
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 07:57:08 PM »
This one looks to be at a lower elevation. It sounds strenuous 3000ft. in 2 hours, a workout. Does the elevation of the hike make a difference for you? For example, we drive from the valley at 2500ft. to 8000ft. and then hike, sometimes to 9000ft. It is more difficult up there, we get out of breath easier. It takes a while to acclimate. Sometimes DF feels sick.

Back in the day, flying into LA Paz, Bolivia people would have to just sit for 24 hours and drink coca tea, or suffer altitude sickness. I remember heading from LA Paz by bus to La Cumbria Pass and climbing another 1000 ft. in the clouds to find an ancient Inca trail at over 12,000 ft.

We wouldn't have made it without the coca in our cheeks. Since it is mostly illegal here, I haven't found anything to replace it. It being illegal here is unjustified. The government's political wisdom associates it with cocaine, a potent derivative, but not anything like the leaves. Anybody have any altitude sickness solutions?

Sometimes, we drive up the first day and then hike the next. It affects DF more than me. It seems to vary form one person to the next. The Bolivian Indians are about the only people that can work the mines in Potosi. They have exceptional lung capacity from natural selection.
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Re: The Senepy, France
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 09:38:21 PM »
Well, it was at a lower elevetion , but the path was very steep, without rest. The summit was at 1769 m (5800  feet).

In 2010, i've done a trek in Zanskar, north of India. We went by plane to the town of Leh at  3500 m (11 480 feet). We staid there for three days of acclimation. Then we walked  three weeks without problems beetwen 3200 m and 5000m...(and without coca;-)
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Re: The Senepy, France
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 08:30:12 PM »
Bet that you have some surreal photos from there.
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Re: The Senepy, France
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2018, 09:41:08 PM »
Here are some:




and for the fun, a pass at 4800m of elevation:

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Re: The Senepy, France
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 06:47:14 AM »
Fun and adventure!

What? No Camels!? ;D
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Re: The Senepy, France
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2018, 11:21:41 AM »

Hahaha!
I looked at the photos on this post before I looked at the report link.  I thought..."Where is there a desert region in France?"  "Looks like India or Arabia!"  Then I realised it wasn't one and was the other. 


Spectacular panoramas, Jmf


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Re: The Senepy, France
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2018, 11:22:02 PM »
Ive camped and hiked above 10,000 ft. (3,048m) on more than one occasion and noticed it takes at minimum 1-1/2 2 days to acclimate. The low oxygen also increases your metabolic rate which affects you in other ways. Like getting up 4-5 times in the night to go pee. :D  :-[ Which necessitates drinking water to stay hydrated which makes you go . . . . etc. etc. ;D

We waited a day before hiking up to the bristlecone forest which is above 11,000 ft. It made for a better hike.

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Re: The Senepy, France
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2018, 07:41:06 PM »
Quote from: eyesup
Like getting up 4-5 times in the night to go pee which necessitates drinking water to stay hydrated which makes you go . . . . etc. etc.
The incredulity of this remark suggests that Duane's prostate remains happily of a normal size.  Those of us with BPH have to get up a one or more times every night at what ever altitude!
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