The Pacific Crest Trail
I had a few personal days to burn before the new year. What better way to spend them than a hike along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)??
Boots in hand I finished my shopping and began to plan my trip.
I set my route from Warner springs to Anza, about 40 miles in 2.5 days. I figured that if I planned the route southernly enough and stayed below 6000ft I probably wouldn't run into to much snow or ice. I was wrong.
My hike consisted of endless peaks and ravines through numerous state and federal parks that all had desert somewhere in the name. The nights were a cool 22-25 degrees Fahrenheit, while the day temperatures quickly rose into the mid 60's to low 70's.
My boots took it all and kept my feet at an even temperature. With a 40-45 pound pack covering 15 miles a day through rugged terrain I have not a single blister or hot spot on my feet. All this from a boot and I didn't even get a chance to break them in!
The next time I am in the market for a pair of boots the LOWAs will be the first pair that I reach for.
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