My girlfriend and I are hitting the full circuit in two weeks. We both planned to take our standard trail runners and light hiking socks, but knowing the weather volatility down there and keeping an eye on extended forecasts, I assume we'll be walking in a lot of wet conditions in temps in the low to mid forties, with a fair share of foot-soaking rain and snow mixtures.
We planned to take bread bags to get us through snowy patches, but I've personally never tried this before. This will be the coldest trek I've ever done, and as such, will be the first time that I care whether my feet get wet.
Can anyone chime in on whether bread bags will cut it for us down there/in similar conditions, or if we should suck up the cost and weight and invest in some Rocky GTX socks?