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August 30, 2013

THE LIST: Things I have done in my Lowa Tibets...

Things I have done in my Lowa Tibet Pro GTX's: 

  1. Gone hunting (deer, pheasant, quail, dove, duck, geese, snipe, rabbit, and squirrel.)
  2. Done research (completed my M.S. in Natural Resource Ecology and Management in them.)
  3. Rescued stranded marine mammals on stranding response teams on Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
  4. Helped hatchling sea turtles to the ocean after hatching.
  5. Danced.
  6. Worked around the yard and house.
  7. Conducted necropsies on various species.
  8. Picked up girls.
  9. Gone on long range back-country hikes.
  10. Got caught in barbwire.
  11. Chewed on by a dog. (x2)
  12. Been shot 3x as a hunting guide.
  13. Relaxed around the house.
  14. Almost gotten them "broken in just right." 

Things I have not done in my Lowa Tibets:

  1. Gotten a blister.
  2. Gotten them fully "broken in just right." 

What they've got to show for it: 

  1. A bit of wear on the uppers after exposure to salt water. 
  2. 1 scuff from the barbwire. 
  3. Dust from today's adventures. :)
~ Lee H.

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August 9, 2013

Landslides, Avalanche AND a Yak Attack!


It's not until you go backpacking that you realize that your feet are your most prized possession in the world.

It doesn't matter if you're missing a tent pole, have leaky rain gear or lost some rations to squirrels, if you're feet are hurtin' you're not going anywhere.

I am a 19 year old college student who had the amazing opportunity to go on a six week long research expedition studying wildlife management and environmental science in the Himalayas of Nepal this spring.

My friend, Kerri, (pictured) and I both arrived with packs in hand and Lowas on our feet.

After 154 miles of trekking, several landslides, two avalanches, summiting both South and North base camp of Mt. Kangchenjunga (28,170'), and one attack by a yak later, she and I were whole heartedly in love with our boots.

In my four weeks of hiking in the steepest mountain range in the world, I not once got a single blister or even a hot spot! My feet stayed dry in river crossings, and they worked like a charm when I had to sprint for my life away from that Yak. I am in love with how comfortable and supportive these boots are, and nothing beats a blister free trip.

It's the first time I've tried a Lowa, and I'm never going back! *This picture was taken by Ryan H. with Kerri on the left and myself on the right. We reached Pangpema - North Base camp (16,502') after a 10 mile hike from our base camp. The very tip of the world's third tallest mountain can be seen poking above the clouds behind us.

Keep making great boots,
Sarah Jean M.

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August 8, 2013

A New Era


After 10 years and countless miles through the White Mountains of New Hampshire, it was time to retire my old pair of trusty Trekkers.

Of course, the only way you can replace a pair of Trekkers is with another set of Trekkers!

 This marks an end of an era and the beginning of a new. Looking forward to many more comfortable miles in the mountains!

- Ethan S.

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August 6, 2013

Granite Chalet on the Highline Trail


Enclosed are a few photos of our annual Labor Day Hike in the Park. Glacier that is. We hiked to Granite Chalet on the Highline Trail, then down to the first hairpin turn on the Going To The Sun road.

Nik made the 12 mile hike without a blister even with the Baltoro's being new (no break in.) The top picture is of Nik and his Mother at Granite Chalet with Heaven's Peak in the background.


This photo, is of Nik, after our long hike, being transported to the Belton Chalet for a well-deserved gourmet meal!

Keep making great boots!
~ Nick S.


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