[pct-l] Footwear in the Sierra
brentadavis at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 13:00:46 CST 2008
I'm an aspiring 2008 thru-hiker - I'd like to get some opinions on
footwear through the snowbound Sierras.
I'll be using running shoes for the rest of the hike, but I've read
Ray Jardine's recommendation to use light hiking boots in the Sierras
- he says it's a safety issue, that running shoes aren't really
adequate for kicking steps, etc. I get the impression from Yogi's
handbook, however, that most everyone just uses running shoes the
What are your experiences? Do I need to think about getting some
hiking boots for that segment through the snow? What about a
combination of running shoes and a traction device such as yaktrax (http://yaktrax.com/)?
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