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Sounds to me like you're tying the shoes too tight & causing stress on the tendons on the top of your foot. You could try the Sportiva Helios, which has a 4mm drop.

In GEAR » Questions about heel-to-toe drop in footwear
January 06, 3:18pm

Re: hitching
I've had good luck thumbing. Once with attractive female we got from the Portal to Tuolumene with a total road-side time of less than 10 minutes. You could leave your car in Lone Pine (on stree...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT
January 05, 10:35am

Top 10 FKTs!
I've added some more detail & photos to my list of the Top 10 FKTs (Fastest Known Times) of 2013, and posted it here: http://blog.ultimatedirection.com/top-ten-fkts-of-2013/#more-1273

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My 2013 Top Ten List of Adventurers Doing Things Outdoors (*usually with a backpack on)
December 27, 3:22pm

Re: Checked baggage
Yes but of course most airlines are now charging $25 per checked bag. It's cheaper to mail the poles.

In GEAR » Flying With Trekking Poles - TSA Response
December 24, 8:13am

Re: BD poles
Good to hear that the BD poles made it thru security. But, my understanding is that the TSA's proposed rule change that would have allowed poles (and some other sports equipment) in carry on wa...

In GEAR » Trekking Pole help
December 20, 10:54am

BD poles
The BD Ultra Distance poles have worked well for me. They are very light & fold for transporting. The TSA still does not allow trekking poles as carry on. I have not tried carrying these pol...

In GEAR » Trekking Pole help
December 20, 9:35am

Re: TYT options
Finally got an opportunity to look into your off-trail suggestion in detail. Very cool - thanks! I have more route planning to do, but will give this serious consideration.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tahoe - Yosemite Trail
December 02, 2:46pm

I haven't used or seen the K10s, but have used the Kahtoolas a ton - both aluminum and steel. I always use them with running shoes, no boots, even on Rainier and Aconcagua. I think they are v...

In GEAR » Kahtoola KTS vs K10 crampons
November 25, 1:03pm

TYT options
Happy to go off trail to find more interesting & scenic areas. I've done the Sierra High Rte so am familiar with off trail travel in the area. I'd be quite interested to learn about opt...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tahoe - Yosemite Trail
November 22, 6:31pm

TYT - another Q
Thanks for the feedback. This route seems "flexible". I don't have the book, but anyway there seem to be many options. It does look better to avoid the long road walk to Kennedy Md...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tahoe - Yosemite Trail
November 21, 10:00am

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