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by Word Nerd
January 20th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nick Eaton / Gorton Creek 12/24/18
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Re: Nick Eaton / Gorton Creek 12/24/18

My first ever backpacking trip was from the Eagle Creek trail head, over the area you are mentioning, to an overnight at Deadwood Campground. It is so sad to see it like this, but there is some beauty with the fog and little bit of snow. Thanks for the pictures.
by Word Nerd
September 2nd, 2018, 1:42 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: toughest creek crossings on Hood
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: toughest creek crossings on Hood

I'm sure it differs from year to year and morning to evening, but I would say Coe was the worst with Eliot as a close second. I found a spot to ford White where it was just at my ankles and calm last August. I brought water shoes and forded about half the crossings since my balance with my pack wasn...
by Word Nerd
September 2nd, 2018, 1:28 pm
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Blister Prevention
Replies: 11
Views: 1280

Re: Blister Prevention

... I currently wear my Lowa renegades in warm weather and Zamberlain steep 760's when its cooler/wetter... I use the same combination. I have very wide feet with a narrow heel and trail runners that are wide enough for my toes allow my foot to slide around inside, which makes for very unstable foo...
by Word Nerd
September 1st, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Blister Prevention
Replies: 11
Views: 1280

Re: Blister Prevention

I am super happy to report that I got through my 9 days on the Wonderland Trail without a single blister!! I do think that I would do better with a boot with a wider toe box since the only place I had pain in my feet was on the outside edge of both big toes. I went with KT tape on my heals, Injinji ...
by Word Nerd
July 30th, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Blister Prevention
Replies: 11
Views: 1280

Re: Blister Prevention

I have ankle issues as well so the trail runners are not an option for me. I currently wear my Lowa renegades in warm weather and Zamberlain steep 760's when its cooler/wetter and they seem to be the best of the multiple boot I have bought over the years...but again...frequent sock changes seem to ...
by Word Nerd
July 30th, 2018, 12:50 pm
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Blister Prevention
Replies: 11
Views: 1280

Re: Blister Prevention

Since you're already a boot person, have you thought of going legit boot person? Nicks, or White's locally made (Spokane) boot companies, that the hardcore outdoor working folk would swear by, loggers and wildland fire specifically. You'll definitely pay for it, they aren't cheap, but they're custo...
by Word Nerd
July 28th, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Blister Prevention
Replies: 11
Views: 1280

Re: Blister Prevention

Thank you for those thoughts! I know so many people swear by trail runners. I wore Salomon Speed Cross trail runners with Superfeet for the Timberline last year, and I had so many problems! Perhaps another brand/fit would work better and I should look into that after this trip, but the mesh uppers a...
by Word Nerd
July 28th, 2018, 7:16 am
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Blister Prevention
Replies: 11
Views: 1280

Blister Prevention

Talk to me a bit about blisters. I am blister prone, tend to get more blisters in the hot months, and have learned tons about preventing/treating blisters in the past year. However, I still have trouble with edge blisters on the outside of my big toe, partially under the callous that I can’t seem to...
by Word Nerd
July 7th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail: 6/27/18-6/29/18
Replies: 38
Views: 6255

Re: Timberline Trail: 6/27/18-6/29/18

We are heading to the TT on 7/13, and it's helpful to get an idea of how much snow is still out there to determine footwear choice, and the river crossing info is great too (I'd be curious to hear from folks who cross by going *in* the water rather than across slick logs). What do you think is the ...
by Word Nerd
June 24th, 2018, 12:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trees of Nick Eaton Way
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Trees of Nick Eaton Way

My husband and I backpacked in this area two years ago, and I had been wondering how it all looked with last summer's fire. Thanks for posting the pictures!