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Jun Bum Kim
(snvplayer) - F
Shoes for Zion Transverse, Narrow and Rocky Mt. on 06/24/2012 23:06:15 MDT Print View

Hi,
I am planning to backpack Zion Narrow and I am looking for some recommendations:
I have Keen H2 sandal that I am planning to use in the water, and plan to buy Merrell Moab Gore-tex or other low cut hiking shoes
for dry terrain and Rocky Mt.

Would this be sufficient?

I will be spending about 4 days in Rocky Mt, 3 days in Transverse, and 2 days in Narrow.

Thanks

Jun

Dan Durston
(dandydan)

Locale: Cascadia
Shoes on 06/24/2012 23:27:27 MDT Print View

I'd prefer non-gore-tex (ie. non wp/b) shoes for the main traverse so your feet breathe better and stay dry instead of humid.

For the narrows, some short of water shoe would be somewhat nice, but I didn't have any trouble hiking it in regular hiking shoes last year. My feet would have gotten cold had I not been hiking hard (6.5hrs), but that was in September so I'm sure the water is warmer now. In terms of grip, I was content with regular hikers. YMMV.