sickness is real and can ruin your week in Taos
IF you don’t
The peak of the infamous Matterhorn (pictured
above) is 4, 478 m high.
Matterhorn = 4, 478 m above sea level
D.H. Lawrence Ranch =
3, 194 m approx.
Taos = 2, 194
Albuquerque = 1,619 m
above sea level
New York/London = 10 m above sea level
What can you
1. Make the transition
gradually : Spend a couple of days in Albuquerque before coming to either Sante Fe
or Taos. The Holiday Inn near the airport in Albuquerque has offered us a
special conference rate for Thurs/Fri, July 9/10, plus Sat., July 18th.
Book using this link:(TBA)
or call the hotel and say you
are with the D.H. Lawrence Conference.
2. Hydrate : Drink twice
much water as you normally would – preferably with electrolytes. We will
provide bottles of ‘sports drinks’ at the conference. AVOID ALCOHOL! (Having said this, we will certainly be serving
alcohol; however, you are advised to imbibe cautiously and to drink 2 glasses
of water for each glass of alcoholic beverage.)
3. Be aware : of the combined effects of the
altitude and the drying heat. Even a short walk can parch your body and tire
you out. Stay in the air conditioned environments, especially in the middle of
the day. (We will ‘front load’ the conference sessions so that you will be
inside for the first two days, eating and hydrating.)