EDIT for Heather LTR Celestial Gaiters
- Hi Heather,
Thank you for your LTR on the Celestial Gaiters. I have just a few edits
for your consideration...thanks again
>ring and summer had temperaturesEDIT: year's (apostrphe in wrong place)
>anywhere from the 40 F 70F (4-21C) at night and from 60F 90+F
>(16-32 C) during the day. Since most of my hiking was done in the
>mountains of north Georgia and North Carolina, elevation ranged from
>1500- 5000 ft (457-1524 m) and reached up to 93% humidity according
>to NOAA on a day we headed up a mountain. The gaiters were tested in
>moderate to mostly light rain, which also caused massive
>fluctuations in the humidity. One side of the mountain could be cool
>and dry and the other side could be rainy and humid. Trail
>conditions were mostly on maintained national forest trails, with
>some instances of off-trail wanderings usually looking for water or
>some plant of interest. The trails were sometimes full of blow-downs
>after storms and still suffering the effects of last years'
>hurricanes in the infrequently maintained areas.
>The final phase of my testing began in early March, when the weatherEDIT: made rather than makes
>in Georgia could still be pretty chilly even during the day and the
>melting ice and moderate rainfall makes for interesting trail
>held up very well to all the obstacles the top strap only catchingEDIT: I think a comma is needed after "obstacles" as in ...all the
>once, and of course the only time I actually cut myself wading
>through a tree blocking the trail,
obstacles, the top strap....
>Around this time I also began testing the gaiters with new trailEDIT: missing metric there
>runners; the Teva Steep XCR. In testing the gaiters with the
>Montrails, sometimes the elastic would ride up my heel especially
>after rock scrambling or near-downhill skiing with my feet on a
>muddy trail. With the Tevas, I noticed the elastic riding up more
>often. I'd have to pull it down about twice a hike. The front boot
>hook also started weaseling its way loose but not riding up over the
>laces, it would just kinda hang but not hook them. On that same 14
>A final last minute outing was a great test of the gaiters on andEDIT: chest deep with weeds and vines (with rather than of)
>off some trails in the Nantahala wilderness of North Carolina. All 4
>area trails were blue-blazed, and naturally we got on the wrong one.
>Parts of the trail were literally chest deep of weeds and vines, and
>we found ourselves wandering off trail a few times then going back
>to find the blazes.
> The hike started with a light rain and the muddyEDIT: night's (apostrophe in wrong place)
>trail and swollen streams attested to the previous nights' heavy