This is my first post, wish I had found this site about a year ago!
I just completed the JMT, from Happy Isles to WP. Did it at a pretty casual pace of 18 days.
I was told about 4 years or so ago that I would eventually need a new hip. Not sure if I believe the Dr, because my hip stopped hurting for the longest time. I am 45 year old male, in pretty good shape. But, after the JMT, my hip has started to hurt again.
So, wondering if any of you have a sore hip, and what you do to keep it at bay. I did my hike in pretty heavy Asolo boots, not much cushioning. Since then, I converted over to a pair of Salomon XA3D Ultra trail runners. I will test these out on a short trip next weekend, but I am thinking they will be better on the hip.
Any tips from anyone with a hip injury?
I know I can lighten up my load, and I really did lighten it up quite a bit for this past JMT trip. I got my base weight down to around 20, but I know I need to work on that a bit more..