Thanks Ray. I don't have any plans to hike it and I'm not
interested in the boots but I was still curious about your pain.
I'm very sorry to hear you had such a rough go and even more so that
you have lingering damage still. Good to know the toes survived
I've been tring to hike the 20 highest (with trails) peaks here in
AZ but haven't done any in extreme conditions. My toes are a bit
crooked but I'd like to keep them as they are thank you. :)
jamie in AZ
> That trip was supposed to take place one year after we actually
> it. One week before we left I bought a new pair of boots to handle
> the desert part of the hike. I am a very hot-blooded person by
> nature (no funny comments) and was worried about sweating my feet
> off with the Fugitives. I should not have. I destroyed my feet on
> the hike across the desert. I was told at the ER in Lone Pine to
> quit the hike, and that I might lose one toe. (Not toenail, I lost
> five of those.) I have nerve damage in my right leg to this day.
> Fugitives and a warmer bag were waiting for me in Lone Pine.
> I had not started journaling my hikes when we did this (2004) but
> guy from back east wants to do it so bad that I wrote it up for
> and am going to help him with his logistics. If you want to read
> what I gave him and the pics, give me a shout off-line. I don't
> to clog the system.