Conformation, obedience, agility, rally and the CCA will all be held at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, CO.
The field trial and the WC/WCX will be held at Stillroven Farm in Berthoud, CO (Pictured in slideshow)
The VST will be held at Fort Logan.
Tracking events will be held at Chatfield Reservoir in Littleton, CO.
How high is Greeley?
Greeley is 4,658 feet above sea level. To give you some perspective, Denver, which is a bit more than 50 miles away from Greeley, sits at 5,281 feet above sea level and is called the "Mile High" city.
One of the steps of the State Capitol building is exactly one mile above sea level. Which one exactly? The phrase "One mile above sea level" was engraved on the 15th step in 1947. In 1969, engineering students as CSU determined that the original measurement was off by three steps and a brass marker was embedded in the 18th step. In 2002, based on new measurment calibrations conducted by the USGS, Colorado determined that the 13th step is more accurate and a new marker was installed in 2003. If you take a tour of Coors Field look for the row of purple seats (another mile high landmark) in the upper deck.
How will the altitude affect me?
Although 70% of Colorado visitors are not affected by the altitude, others are. Give yourself time to acclimate before attempting any strenuous activity, and drink lots of water. Symptoms of mild altitude sickness include: headache, light-headedness, tiredness, feeling unsteady, an upset stomach, racing heartbeat, laboured breathing, and loss of appetite. If you experience these symptoms you should rest, drink water and avoid smoking. Do not exercise. Rest until you feel better.
How much water should I drink?
A lot more than you are used to! About twice as much as you normally would drink if you live in an area of high humidity.
How much alcohol can I drink?
As much as you want, as long as you are over 21. However, you should be forewarned that the altitude can affect the effects of alcohol. Rocky Mountain high takes on a whole new meaning . . . Our best advice is to limit your alcoholic beverage consumption, and pace yourself by drinking at least as much water as alcoholic beverages.
Why do I have a headache?
Colorado's dry climate, combined with our high altitude and the drying effects of summertime air-conditioning, can give you a slight headache until you adjust. Remember to drink plenty of water when you visit!
What differences does mile-high altitude have on daily life?
Golf balls go 10% further. Really!
A record 63-yard field goal was kicked in a football game at Mile High Stadium
The baseball stadium, Coors Field, is known as "Home Run Alley"
300 days of sunshine.
The atmosphere is thinner and provides 25 percent less protection from the sun, so bring your sunscreen!
The sun feels warmer.
Water boils at 202 degrees here, rather than 212, so it takes four minutes to boil a three-minute egg, and your coffee may feel a little cooler than you are used to.
Modified from the Special Libraries Association 2007 Annual Meeting Wiki with permission from the Rocky Mountain SLA Chapter.