I assumed Mountain Boogers were a universal concept. Every time I travel to the mountains I get way more boogers than usual. Easily ten fold my normal booger production. When I went searching for their cause I discovered I was wrong. I could find very little information on the term “mountain boogers,” let alone their cause. So this post is mostly an attempt to claim a spot in the Google search results for “Mountain Boogers.” Yahoo Answers has a likely explanation of their cause. It’s what I assumed: lower humidity causes more boogers. Yahoo Answers again came through with an explanation of why the mountains tend to have lower humidity. I suspect my increased outdoor activity when I travel to the mountains has some effect as well with more dust and pollen making its way into my nose.
This brings up a couple questions. Do you get more boogers in other dry environments? Are there desert boogers? Google doesn’t have much on that either. Do people who live in the mountains adapt and have less boogers than visitors? Clearly more research is needed.
Please comment with your mountain booger experience. Consider this post your mountain booger support group. Let’s discuss all things mountain boogers. In conclusion, mountain boogers.