[pct-l] Epic snowyear: K10 Crampons --> boots mandatory ?
pctl at marcusschwartz.com
Fri Apr 14 12:01:24 CDT 2017
My observation last year was that about zero percent of thru-hikers wore
leather boots. Trail runners 100%. Some JMT hikers had boots, but no
There were about 1 or 2 days on my hike when I would've liked boots --
maybe -- and they were due to unpredictable weather. Weight and
breathability/dryability are king.
On 04/14/2017 02:47 AM, Stefan Popa wrote:
> I have two options for the sierras:
> 1) full leather boots (http://www.hanwag.de/waxenstein-bio)
> pro: completely worn in, comfortable to hike in and adjustable in
> ankle support, durable, can kick steps.
> con: rel. heavy (1,6 Kg), dry slow when wet, get heavier when wet,
> get wet when river crossing with them and in wet snow
> 2) Trailrunners
> pro: light, fast dry. Can cross rivers with them, no need for water
> con: no ankle support, dangerous on steep icy slopes.
> I don't know which one i will wear, so i ship both to KM.
> I have 700 miles then to meditate about that matter
> Am 14.04.2017 um 09:24 schrieb ned at mountaineducation.org:
>> No, you do not need boots with the K-10s, but when on crusty or icy
>> on snow, you may be glad you did.
>> Fuller Ridge may cause another PCT thru hiker SAR call-out if you
>> don't have
>> a way to self-arrest.
>> Ned Tibbits, Director
>> Mountain Education, Inc.
>> ned at mountaineducation.org
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Pct-L [mailto:pct-l-bounces at backcountry.net] On Behalf Of Stefan
>> Sent: Monday, April 10, 2017 9:52 AM
>> To: Pct-L at backcountry.net
>> Subject: [pct-l] Epic snowyear: K10 Crampons --> boots mandatory ?
>> Hi Folks,
>> because of the epic snow year we are facing i bought a pair of Kahtoola
>> K10 crampons
>> instead of the microspikes.
>> Next question is: do i need boots for the crampons or can i use them with
>> trailrunners ?
>> Does anyone use them successful with trailrunners?
>> Would you bring crampons / iceaxe to Mt. San Jacinto this year (mid
>> may) ?
>> Happy Hiking and god bless you all
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