Sunday, July 20, 2014

Another good hike

I did a quick 8 mile hike today to finish off my section hike of the Tuxacani trail in Mississippi.  I decided to see how my feet and footwear will handle wet shoes. I hike about 2 miles in wet Merrel Moabs after I dunked my feet in a creek.  Then I put on a old  pair of tennis shoes and put them in a lake.  The. I hiked about 1.5 miles in those.  Wow it is a big difference.  Shoes dried out way faster than my goretex, they didn't hold water, and they are much lighter. I think I am off to buy some proper trail runners.

I did finally find the springs around here, and sadly it was just a nasty hole with water since nothing was flowing. 

A few good things came out of today.
- Perthamiam is awesome I didn't have one bug bother me today
- learned how to wear my watch without it bothering me
-wool underwear seems to be working nicely, we'll see how my thighs feel in the morning though.
- I learned how to properly tie the shoes laces on my shoes so I don't get any heal slip

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