[Cdt-l] Cdt-l Digest, Vol 100, Issue 7

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Sat Jan 23 17:46:45 CST 2016


So, just to get this straight.  Your dog can't carry any weight on the advice of an orthopedic surgeon, but it's ok for you - someone who is recovering from a recently torn Achilles' tendon, to carry 50 pounds?  Maybe you should run that by an orthopedic surgeon.     
    
best wishes,
 
Jerry Brown
 

> On Jan 23, 2016, at 3:04 PM, michelle bracht <mbracht at live.com> wrote:
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> leeping mat and a down cover for him because he gets cold at night. Of course I have to carry a food bowl and first aid for him I also carry shoes because on our first hike he cut his foot and could not finish. 
> Last year was my first time doing solo hikes over 200 miles. I have since purchased almost all new gear that is much lighter. On dry segments lasting seven days where I will have to carry a gallon of water I will be a little over 50 pounds. 
> I do not have him carry anything because I was warned not to by an orthopedic surgeon.
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>>  1. low cut shoes for backpacking (Mary Kwart)
>>  2. Re: Low cut women's hiking boots (E)
>>  3. Re: Low cut women's hiking boots (fogbow-88056 at mypacks.net)
>>  4. Re: Cdt-l Digest, Vol 100, Issue 6 (ROGERS)
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>> Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2016 10:44:54 -0800
>> From: "Mary Kwart" <mkwart at gci.net>
>> To: mbracht at live.com, cdt-l at backcountry.net
>> Subject: [Cdt-l] low cut shoes for backpacking
>> Message-ID: <165ade9c681b13d4e29fa495bb75c804399654fc at webmail.gci.net>
> Thanks for the advice on shoes.  Several people have suggested Merrells. I had a pair that I didn't like years ago but so many people like them that I think I better give them another try. 
> As to the question about weight, I am the only person hiking so I have nobody to share the load. In addition I travel with a dog who eats A LOT. I have to carry all of my own gear plus gear for him that means I have to carry food and water but also a larger tent than One person would ordinarily need. I also carry a sleeping mat and a down cover for him because he gets cold at night. Of course I have to carry a food bowl and first aid for him I also carry shoes because on our first hike he cut his foot and could not finish. 
> Last year was my first time doing solo hikes over 200 miles. I have since purchased almost all new gear that is much lighter. On dry segments lasting seven days where I will have to carry a gallon of water I will be a little over 50 pounds. 
> I do not have him carry anything because I was warned not to by an orthopedic surgeon.
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
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>>  1. low cut shoes for backpacking (Mary Kwart)
>>  2. Re: Low cut women's hiking boots (E)
>>  3. Re: Low cut women's hiking boots (fogbow-88056 at mypacks.net)
>>  4. Re: Cdt-l Digest, Vol 100, Issue 6 (ROGERS)
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>> Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2016 10:44:54 -0800
>> From: "Mary Kwart" <mkwart at gci.net>
>> To: mbracht at live.com, cdt-l at backcountry.net
>> Subject: [Cdt-l] low cut shoes for backpacking
>> Message-ID: <165ade9c681b13d4e29fa495bb75c804399654fc at webmail.gci.net>
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>> I use the low cut Merrell Moab ventilators with "yoursole" insoles.
>> They weigh a little more than running shoes, but I need more stability
>> and padding. They last me about 500 miles per pair.
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>> From: "E" <eshaww at excite.com>
>> To: "cdt-l at backcountry.net"<cdt-l at backcountry.net>,    "michelle
>>   bracht"<mbracht at live.com>
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>> I did the CDT on a $99/ pair Merrells - several. A related comment is why would you want ?exceed a 40 pound load while hiking the CDT? I'd work on keeping your pack weight lower. Mini Mart?
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>> From: "michelle bracht" [mbracht at live.com]
>> Date: 01/22/2016 07:23 PM
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>> Concerning footwear...
>> First priority needs to be reducing pack weight. It needs to be under 10 lbs. if possible. Your feet will thank you. If you can keep your total pack weight say, under 25 lbs. all you will need is trail runners most likely. I have horrible feet but have been able to thruhike again since going lighter on weight. I wear Brooks ASR trail shoes, non-waterproof (not gtx). I used to wear Cascadias. Ankle high socks also helps cut down pack weight and saves a little space too.
>> 
>> Montbell, Merrill, Altra, and other shoes/low cut boots found at places like REI should work. Fit without foot pain is the number one concern. Light weight is easier on feet over long distances provided you get the support you need. Some people find inserts purchased and inserted into their shoe/boot helps a lot. No one can tell you a specific boot/shoe though. Every foot and need is different. You just need to go out and try them with the weight on your back at the time. Be sure to do some long multiday hikes in them to make sure they will be ok or you may have to cut your trip short.
>> David Rogers
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>> From: michelle bracht <mbracht at live.com>
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>> Hi, 
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>> I am looking for some advice on low cut boots. Last fall I tore my Achilles' tendon on the trail. I can no longer wear tall boots because of the scarring. Can anyone recommend a low cut boot that can handle a heavy load (the pack not me LOL) and offer decent stability ?? Most of the boots I have read reviews for say they are good for up to a 40 pound pack. Unfortunately I'm over that. 
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Michelle
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>>> Message: 1
>>> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 18:48:09 -0700
>>> From: "Doug Carlson" <doug-sue at centurylink.net>
>>> To: "'Lynnae'" <lmcconaha at aol.com>
>>> Cc: 'cdt-l' <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
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>>> Lynnae, My wife agrees with your opinion.? Backpackers do stink.? I did appreciate your hospitality a few summers ago.? Glad to hear you and Will are on the means. 
>>> 
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>>> -Doug Carlson (who has been one very stinking backpacker more than once)
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>>> From: Cdt-l [mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net] On Behalf Of Lynnae
>>> Sent: Monday, January 11, 2016 12:48 PM
>>> To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
>>> Subject: [Cdt-l] Patric Force
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>>> 
>>> 
>>> I have a box here left for Patrick Force.? We apparently we were not here when he came by for the package in November.? Do you want me to do anything with this resupply box Patrick?? It did get torn somewhere a long the way.? I'm sorry we missed you....been quite a year for the two of us healthwise. 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Because of the long hikes between places hikers don't really realize how much of a smell their belongings carry even after we give hikers a shower and wash clothing.? It takes me days to air out the bedroom at times.? So, we'll need to ask hikers leave their items outside and possibly sleep outside from now on.? We are on the alternate route and really haven't seen many hikers coming from Palomas/Columbus in the last year or so.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Our health issues are much better and will be able to accommodate resupply boxes and hikers this coming year.
>>> 
>>> Warmly,
>>> 
>>> Will and Lynnae McConaha
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>>> HC 68 Box 64C, 3918 Hwy 35N, Mimbres, NM 88049
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>> Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:56:45 -0700
>> From: "Doug Carlson" <doug-sue at centurylink.net>
>> To: "'michelle bracht'" <mbracht at live.com>,??? <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
>> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Low cut women's hiking boots
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>> Favorite footwear- that should open up an active discussion.
>> 
>> Consider that most of the load is carried in the footbed of the shoe or boot
>> you are wearing.? A good solid footbed sounds like what you need.? I used a
>> low cut trail shoe by Merrell with a Vibram sole/tread on the JMT this past
>> July and thought it did an excellent job of carrying me and my pack.? My
>> pack is about 35 lbs with food and water.? I would suggest you take a good
>> look at Merrells.? Go into an REI and see what they have.
>> 
>> I have used the thinner footbed? with the softer soles that New Balance
>> makes and I do ok with them- depends on the terrain, really.? Softer ground-
>> New Balance works well, hard ground/rock then a firmer footbed performs
>> better.? 
>> 
>> The side of my shoe says "Continuum" on a small label.? I paid close to
>> $140- $150 for the Merrells I have from REI. Worth the cost.? I plan to use
>> these same shoes on the Arizona Trail this year.
>> 
>> -Trew 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Cdt-l [mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net] On Behalf Of michelle
>> bracht
>> Sent: Friday, January 22, 2016 5:18 PM
>> To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
>> Subject: [Cdt-l] Low cut women's hiking boots
>> 
>> Hi, 
>> 
>> I am looking for some advice on low cut boots. Last fall I tore my Achilles'
>> tendon on the trail. I can no longer wear tall boots because of the
>> scarring. Can anyone recommend a low cut boot that can handle a heavy load
>> (the pack not me LOL) and offer decent stability ?? Most of the boots I have
>> read reviews for say they are good for up to a 40 pound pack. Unfortunately
>> I'm over that. 
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Michelle
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
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>>> Message: 1
>>> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 18:48:09 -0700
>>> From: "Doug Carlson" <doug-sue at centurylink.net>
>>> To: "'Lynnae'" <lmcconaha at aol.com>
>>> Cc: 'cdt-l' <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
>>> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Stinking Hikers
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>>> Lynnae, My wife agrees with your opinion.? Backpackers do stink.? I did
>> appreciate your hospitality a few summers ago.? Glad to hear you and Will
>> are on the means. 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -Doug Carlson (who has been one very stinking backpacker more than 
>>> once)
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> From: Cdt-l [mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net] On Behalf Of Lynnae
>>> Sent: Monday, January 11, 2016 12:48 PM
>>> To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
>>> Subject: [Cdt-l] Patric Force
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I have a box here left for Patrick Force.? We apparently we were not here
>> when he came by for the package in November.? Do you want me to do anything
>> with this resupply box Patrick?? It did get torn somewhere a long the way.
>> I'm sorry we missed you....been quite a year for the two of us healthwise. 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Because of the long hikes between places hikers don't really realize how
>> much of a smell their belongings carry even after we give hikers a shower
>> and wash clothing.? It takes me days to air out the bedroom at times.? So,
>> we'll need to ask hikers leave their items outside and possibly sleep
>> outside from now on.? We are on the alternate route and really haven't seen
>> many hikers coming from Palomas/Columbus in the last year or so.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Our health issues are much better and will be able to accommodate resupply
>> boxes and hikers this coming year.
>>> 
>>> Warmly,
>>> 
>>> Will and Lynnae McConaha
>>> 
>>> HC 68 Box 64C, 3918 Hwy 35N, Mimbres, NM 88049
>>> 
>>> 
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