Get Out! Going up slowly

Gradual increase in elevation will help ward off altitude sickness

Julie Norman’s father, who is from Georgia, stands on a 12,500-foot ridge with Uncompahgre Peak in the background. The hikers took every precaution to make sure altitude sickness didn’t affect anyone.



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Julie Norman’s father, who is from Georgia, stands on a 12,500-foot ridge with Uncompahgre Peak in the background. The hikers took every precaution to make sure altitude sickness didn’t affect anyone.

My dad, a Georgia native, recently traveled out West to go backpacking with us. He’s used to backpacking, having covered the entire Georgia portion of the Appalachian Trail and most of…




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