Upon your arrival in Colorado you will notice many things: people running everywhere (can’t they just walk?), people carrying all types of athletic gear, and the ever present water bottle.
Now, I’m not talking boring bottles of water that you get from the grocery store, though you will see those everywhere. I’m talking bottles purchased with the specific purpose of housing our water.
Nalgene bottles, SIGG, steel bottles, glass ones, and of course earth friendly ones.
You will be reminded often by your Colorado friends to “make sure you drink water!” But, if you’re here long enough you really won’t need that reminder. As you walk around the increasing feeling of dry mouth will begin to alert you to the fact that you are in a very dry place and the urge for a cool, refreshing drink of water will overcome you in a moment so fast it will make your head spin.
Must Have Water!
So, we carry our water to and fro, ever mindful of the importance of staying hydrated as we go about our daily business.
And even though most Americans have grown up with the reminder of drinking at least 8 cups of water a day-Coloradans seem to take this advice SERIOUSLY.
All joking aside, it really is important that you drink a lot of water when you are in Colorado. In fact, one of my friends made a point of asking me if I would be including this piece of advice in a blog post.
She was quite adamant about it!
If you intend to do anything active while you’re visiting our beautiful state, make sure you are carrying enough water with you-especially in the backcountry.
Your body will thank you for it!