I’m out west for work, enjoying some fresh mountain air — and trying to adjust to the time change and the change in elevation.
On the time change, there’s not much you can do except try to sleep as late as your brain permits and not get too upset if you are wide awake at 3:30 a.m. You can do something about the elevation, however, and that’s drink lots of water. I ignored that advice on an early trip to the Mountain Zone and paid dearly for my stupidity with some temple-crushing headaches. This trip, I’m taking no chances and guzzling water like I’m about to trek across the Sahara Desert.
It’s nice to see a mountain every once in a while, by the way, and a time change and constant hydration is a small price to pay for the privilege.