Re:Last Chance Shorts & Sandal Hiking
- As of Wednesday Night, I have not received my shorts. Over the weekend I
got to hike in the rain, through wet fir trees & through a rain/hail
T-storm & the EMS synthetic pants with the zip-off legs worked real well.
Wore them as pants on the flatter sections on the way in (about four 4
miles) & as shorts the rest of the day, (six miles with a lot of elevation
Looks like I'll need to hike more in June in order to test the Last Chance
Shorts once I receive them.
I see more people out sandal hiking each year. First were some Austrians
on Camel's Hump in VT in 1996. At first I thought they were nuts but
compared to higher terrain they were used to hiking, this was easy. In
1997 while dayhiking in ME on the AT I came across one guy wearing 5-10
approach shoes & a couple where one of them wore sandals & the other a pair
or real light dayhikers. Last year on a bbs I participate on, the topic
came up & several people chimed in saying they are sandal hiking.
I've worn mine on some flatter ground around water crossings & such but
ankles & feet that have suffered multiple fractures without proper
treatment (I thought they were just bad sprains) have me in heavier boots
these days. Feet are beginning to feel good enough I may try dayhikers