What to do:
Give yourself some time to adjust to the elevation before you hit the slopes or trails. But if you experience symptoms such as headache, insomnia and/or fatigue, you may have a mild form of altitude sickness. Realize that these symptoms are a warning to decrease your activity level. If symptoms persist or begin to worry you, you can reach Mammoth Hospital 24/7 at 760-934-3311. You can reach the Sierra Park Family Medicine Clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon-Sat 760-934-2551.
There's an old saying in Mammoth: "If you don't like the weather, wait ten minutes...it's sure to change." At this elevation, the weather can change quickly regardless of the season. Remember:
What to know:
Adapted from Mammoth Hospital's pamphlet, "High Altitude Tips," available at the Mammoth Welcome Center and online here.