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I'm no where near experienced a hiker, but have recently researched a bunch of hiking shoe options. I looked hard at the Salomon. I've owned the low version of the shoe you're looking ...

In GEAR » Lightweight Mid Hiking Boot
May 28, 8:52am

Distant is nice
That's just the type of info I was looking for. I was beginning to get the impression the grizzlies would be walking right next to me! Seeing them from afar will be comforting. I guess a 100...

In Photography » Best lenses for hiking in Glacier?
May 28, 8:43am

Best lenses for hiking in Glacier?
I have an upcoming trip to GNP with the family. The primary purpose is the daily hiking adventures, but I plan to weigh myself down with my 6D and accompanying lenses. I've been to RMNF and Y...

In Photography » Best lenses for hiking in Glacier?
May 28, 5:30am

Taking the advice...sort of.
I really appreciate how this thread developed. It was a rough start, but in the end, I gained some excellent insight and have thus, changed my point of view about hiking shoes. Clearly shoes are ...

In GEAR » Another shoe recommendation thread
May 17, 5:53am

Excellent insight
I don't mean to come off dismissive or defensive, just not as intune to the norm here at BPL. I clearly entered into this with pre-determined, traditional ideals that hikers wore "hiking&...

In GEAR » Another shoe recommendation thread
May 16, 7:52am

Which hiking shoe...
Amazing to think that the hiking shoe market sells any hiking shoes at all if most experienced hikers opt for non-"hiking" hiking shoes. I've always been concerned that running shoes...

In GEAR » Another shoe recommendation thread
May 15, 8:35pm

Running shoes are for running
"Why not hike in running shoes?" I'm a runner and wouldn't run in hiking shoes. I don't play basketball in running shoes and I don't play tennis or golf in running shoe...

In GEAR » Another shoe recommendation thread
May 15, 3:38pm

Another shoe recommendation thread
I'm sure this question gets worn out, but here goes. I have a 3+lb pair of leather, waterproof hiking boots and am second guessing the need and weight of a boot. I've been posting around he...

In GEAR » Another shoe recommendation thread
May 15, 3:12pm

Total mileage?
Jeffs, have you calculated your total mileage? Sounds like a helluva hike coming up. I had lunch with a friend today that got his permit email, but didn't get what he requested. I think his g...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Got my GNP permits!! Info/ ideas please!
May 15, 2:30pm

Pack attachments
Okay, the idea that external pouches or attachments would create instability or get snagged makes some sense. However, molle locks down pretty darn tight, but could create crevaces that could snag...

In GEAR » Hiking Back Pack's with Molle?
May 15, 2:13pm

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