[pct-l] prepping for the trail & shoe size

Scott Williams baidarker at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 14:42:17 CDT 2016

Absolutely.   Walk, walk and walk some more.  It's the best prep you can do
for a long distance trail and it will make the first few weeks so much more
enjoyable and your chances of completion so much greater.


On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Laura Reed <1pint2007 at gmail.com> wrote:
> My opinion (and that's all it is) - the best way to prep for the trail is
> to put on a weighted pack and walk and walk and walk whenever you can.
> your pack, good shoes and socks in the trunk of your car and when you have
> 15 minutes or 90 minutes, put it on and go.
> Most people have a limited amount of time to prep for the trail due to
> or family obligations. If you only have 100 hours to devote to pre-trail
> planning, I'd suggest 90 of those hours be on your feet with a pack and 10
> of those hours be research. Again, just my thoughts.
> As for shoe size, I'm the same size today as I was before I started long
> distance hiking. I buy my trail shoes half a size larger than my normal
> life shoes, but they haven't gotten wider or longer over the years.
> Best,
> 1Pint
> On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM, <pct-l-request at backcountry.net> wrote:
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