(Closed) Any high altitude bees?

posted 6 years ago in Denver
Post # 3
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Maybe take it easy for the first day or so?

I live in a high altitude city and I notice no weird effects, even after coming back from 2 week trips overseas.

Post # 5
115 posts
Blushing bee

I live in the Denver/Boulder area and can honestly say that altitude sickness at 5280 ft is pretty rare. Unless you go for a jog and/or have health issues that could make it worse, you will probably be fine at this altitude. Once you get more around 7-8,000+ ft though some people start to feel it. Acclimating in Denver for a few days before you go up any higher should help a lot. Just take it easy and don’t do any crazy workouts or anything. Oh, and watch out for alcohol. Drinking at altitude will knock you on your butt before you know what happened to you. 🙂

Post # 7
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@radical4peace woohoo for Denver/Boulder area!!


Drink lots of water! Where is your second part if you don’t mind me asking? I’m a former sea level person and I had no problem acclimating. I have only hiked one 14er but I did it, albeit very slowly.

Post # 8
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Piney River Ranch

Yes, drinks lots of water.  Staying in Denver for a couple of nights first will definitely help.  Take it easy on the alcohol at first.  Biggest thing is stay hydrated for sure.  Know the warning signs of altitude sickness (dizziness, nausea, headache, weakness).  Colorado is fantastic – moved here a year ago and I love it!  There’s so much to do!

Where is the second part of your trip?  I’m assuming somewhere in the mountains?

Post # 10
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Enjoy! go for a hike it will be lovely!

Post # 11
1186 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I grew up in Boulder and moved away from Colorado after college. Whenever I go back, I get wicked headaches and my sensitive skin acts up.  It is SO DRY there that you are dehydrated even when not doing anything strenuous unless your body is aclimated. Ditto on drinking mad water.  And if you are headache (or migraine) prone, have your meds handy!

Post # 12
2778 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Have fun on your trip.  Sadly for me it took a while to get used to the altitude.  I drank lots of water. 

It took me two months to be okay and then I had to go back to MA for something (the town I lived in is below sealevel) when I came back after a week I had issues again and it took another whole month to acclimate.  

I even used to feel my ears pop when I did my commute from Denver to Boulder (thank godness I don’t do that anymore).  Its been a little over a year now and I do better now.  I can even workout without problems.


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