Acute Mountain Sickness In Monday’s Medical Moments

20170216_115353When I started in the hiking community, I had no idea what Acute Mountain Sickness was, other than I knew that going to higher elevations could make you feel sick!  I grew up in KC and Tulsa, where there is no “real” elevation.

So, let’s go over a basic explanation of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).  The first thing I would like to do is clarify a few points: Continue reading Acute Mountain Sickness In Monday’s Medical Moments

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Arkansas Hiking ~ Redding/Spy Rock Loop

Wind blowing through the treetops; music for the soul!
Wind blowing through the treetops; music for the soul!

Watching the sunrise as I am headed to Arkansas to hike is a perfect beginning to the day for me.  Redding/Spy Rock Loop was on the radar this day!  I was mildly nervous about this hike, as I had not trekked more than 5 miles at a time, as of late.  All the information that I could gather promised for this hike to be greater than 8 miles, if it was to include the spur (a short branch off the regular trail) to Spy Rock. Continue reading Arkansas Hiking ~ Redding/Spy Rock Loop

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