November 15, 2015
Mount Hood Timberline Trail
Early this fall, my brother Daniel and I decided to circumnavigate Mount Hood on the epic 40 mile Timberline Trail.
Circumstances required us to hike in with the first storm of the season bearing down on us and my brother wearing a new pair of Lowa Renegade GTX boots that hadn't seen their first mile.
Despite a 20 mile first day with a net 5k elevation gain/loss and a stormy and demanding second day with a climb into the washed out Eliot basin and a brutal climb up to Gnarl Ridge, his boots performed beautifully. Not a single blister, hotspot, or wet sock. It made me a Lowa believer - can't wait to get my first pair!
- David W.