Podcast: Carol Crooker Puts Waterproof Footwear to the Allegheny Test

Four footwear systems in as many days: Carol does her best to get cold feet.

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by Carol Crooker | 2008-12-09 00:00:00-07

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During the fringes of winter when temperatures hover around freezing and snow on the trail sometimes turns into cold water, it can be hard for a lightweight backpacker to keep her feet warm. Many swear by lightweight Gore-Tex shoes with wool socks for such conditions (see Will Rietveld's series on Lightweight Footwear Systems for Snow Travel ). On a recent four-day trek in the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania, I wore low top Gore-Tex XCR shoes with thin wool socks through shallow snow, mud and water to test if my feet, which get cold easily, would stay warm with this simple, light system. I also tested Gore-Tex socks - which I'd had great luck with inside mesh shoes - to see if the socks benefited a system based on waterproof/breathable shoes. I wore a different system on each foot every day and recorded my observations during the trip.


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"Podcast: Carol Crooker Puts Waterproof Footwear to the Allegheny Test," by Carol Crooker. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
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Addie Bedford
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Podcast: Carol Crooker Puts Waterproof Footwear to the Allegheny Test on 12/09/2008 20:28:35 MST Print View

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Podcast: Carol Crooker Puts Waterproof Footwear to the Allegheny Test

Ryan Stoughton
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iTunes? on 12/11/2008 18:37:24 MST Print View

I still haven't seen this podcast in my iTunes feed. Are there any plans to distribute it outside of the BPL site?

Ryan

Edited by TxTengu on 12/22/2008 12:34:13 MST.

Ryan Klym
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Locale: Flat Ohio
iTunes Feed on 12/29/2008 07:51:47 MST Print View

+1 on the prior post -- not seeing this in iTunes. It looks like the most current BPL podcast in iTunes is from November 25th.

Anyone know why iTunes isn't showing the newer ones?