Midnight Hikers

Dear LOWA:

This has been a wonderful hiking year for me. With an average of 4.5 miles per day starting at 5:00 AM or earlier, we hike Montserrat Mountain near my home in Fallbrook California. Almost all of the 1,558 feet elevation is gained in 1.2 miles with a long traverse and return.

We climb this every day of the year except for Sundays. I started a Club called the Midnight Hikers, we hike Midnight to dawn with friends and anybody we can sucker into getting up that early. So far we have five who brave the early morning.

This new hiking area was opened just a year ago and it is one of the best training hikes we have in San Diego County. I appreciate you letting me test and evaluate your boots.

The last pair you sent me had an SPS feature (Supination/Pronation Walking Support.) I'm not sure what that means but I can say out of all the boots so fare these have been the best fitting and wearing boot to date. They are leather lined, fit very well and last with no liner deteriorations which has been a problem for me in the past with the fabric liners. With a light pair of gators I even summated Mt. Fuji this year.

Thank you and Lowa for great products that give me comfort day in and day out in the back county and my every day street use. I feel privileged and honored to be able to test for you. This year we have many grand adventures lined up, The High Sierra Trail, The John Muir Trail from Tuolumne Meadows to Reds Meadow and the 8000 Meter Challenge.

Thanks for all the years wearing your boots.

Yours in the spirit of adventure,
Wayne Gregory
Vice President of R&D

About Wayne Gregory
Wayne Gregory has spent most of his career designing backpacks that fit your body. Like a good pair of shoes, a properly fit pack will be more than comfortable; it will disappear from your mind. Today, Wayne is the Master Pack Designer and the mind behind all of Gregory’s innovative technology and continued evolution in backpack comfort, fit and durability.

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