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35226Re: [John Muir Trail] Rubber Trekking Pole Tip Protectors/Walking Tips

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  • Jo T
    Sep 30 12:19 PM
    Kent-
    I really liked the rubber tips on my trekking poles, but didn't realize how much until one of the rock packed trails ate one of my tips. I was lucky in that I didn't lose the first tip until the second half of the trip. The second tip, however, was fast to follow. I found that on creek crossings and on the trail in general, the rubber gave a little extra grip (non slip).
    Two pairs would probably do you for the whole trip.
    I did see a lot of the longer rubber thin tips on the trail. Mine were the shorter, thicker ones (for Black Diamond trekking poles). 

    I've attached a pic of the type of trail that ate my tips. Not sure what it's called, but beware!

    JoT.



    From: "kent.mclemore@..." <kent.mclemore@...>
    To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 4:38 AM
    Subject: [John Muir Trail] Rubber Trekking Pole Tip Protectors/Walking Tips

     
    I'm considering these for the JMT next year but am wondering about durability. Will a pair last for 200+ miles of High Sierra hiking? 


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