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Old 05-20-2015, 12:35 PM   #21
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Arrowhead Point is on my kids list for quick weekend getaways. Because you will be in that area, I recommend a drive up the road to Leadville (approx. 30mins). Guarantee the kids will like the Leadville Fish Hatchery. You will need lots of quarters for fish food. While there, check out Torquise Lake at 10K feet it is beautiful and amazing.

Make sure you and the kids drink five times as much water as you think you need when you are at altitude!

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Old 05-20-2015, 05:06 PM   #22
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Awesome thanks!! I feel ok about driving around the MTNs but if anyone has things to think about...Or MUST do MUST don't things I'm all ears too! 4800lbs Roo 233s. Dodge Ram 1500 (2009) truck. Having break pads changed before going. Any other tips??

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Old 05-20-2015, 08:29 PM   #23
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One thing we noticed while camping at altitude is to run a small humidifier in the camper. We found it helped with altitude sickness (mainly headaches) and dehydration. Sure slept better after we learned this little trick.

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Old 05-20-2015, 09:07 PM   #24
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That won't help with dehydration, but it will help with dry skin and sleeping. Ingest water into your stomach at altitude. You lungs won't help you there.

The OP is doing the right thing hanging out at 65xx feet for a few days before going higher. We have people coming from Florida and riding to the top of Pikes Peak the same day. That is a huge mistake.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:43 AM   #25
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How about taking your family to The Airplane Restaurant in Colorado Springs for lunch or dinner? You can eat inside the “terminal” building or my preference, you can sit inside the KC-97 itself. If the children are well behaved they will let them up into the cockpit. The wing of the aircraft extends into the “terminal” building.
HINT: If it’s a hot day it will get rather warm in the aircraft even though it is air conditioned.

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