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Old Yesterday, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Monument,CO
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We just moved from Broomfield (elevation 5400 feet) to Monument (just under 7000 feet) and we've noticed:

1) We're really dried out. We seem to need to drink even more water here? Is that our imagination? We're all pretty tired and stressed from the move, which can't help.
2) Cooking takes quite a bit longer. I've gotten used to the 14 minute egg, but what will it be here? 20?

Is there really that much of a difference, or are we just clueless?

Thanks

JB
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Old Yesterday, 05:49 PM
 
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That difference is 4 times greater than the highest point in Florida.

Last edited by COcheesehead; Yesterday at 06:01 PM..
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Old Yesterday, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I really felt it when we went from Albuquerque at 5300 ft to our neighborhood which is right between Gleneagle and Monument at 7300 feet. Walks around the neighborhood winded us a lot more at first and I was out of breath a lot. It took us about 6 months to settle in. Still trying to figure out the cooking thing but it does take longer imo.
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Old Yesterday, 07:29 PM
 
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It could be - I think elevation changes that people notice kick in differently for different folks - I notice it for sure up on a 14er, but I think I start to notice it a little bit above 9000 ft.
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Old Yesterday, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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My threshold is about 11k. I hike in the mountains a lot, and we live at 6100'. YMMV, though.

On a side note I hope you like snow. Monument averages over 100" of it per year.
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Old Yesterday, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Monument,CO
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I'm not winded at all, but I run 50 miles a week at varying altitudes. I'm just dry. Maybe it's the sun.

I like snow better than rain. We moved here from Washington DC and one years 17 weekends in a row were rained out. 100 inches of snow isn't that bad considering that the snow season is October-May. I went to college in Buffalo NY and that was a lot of snow.
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Old Today, 07:22 AM
 
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We just moved from Broomfield (elevation 5400 feet) to Monument (just under 7000 feet) and we've noticed:

1) We're really dried out. We seem to need to drink even more water here? Is that our imagination? We're all pretty tired and stressed from the move, which can't help.
2) Cooking takes quite a bit longer. I've gotten used to the 14 minute egg, but what will it be here? 20?

Is there really that much of a difference, or are we just clueless?

Thanks

JB
You could see almost a 10% drop in oxygen from 5000 to 7000 feet. Humidity could drop a bit also.
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