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12-13Oct One last backpack for 2017...

The snow was starting to fly in the high country, but my friend and I were determined to get in one last backpacking trip. We started at the top of Kenosha pass at 10,000ft and back-hiked the Colorado trail for a little over 7 miles, and then we connected with the Ben Tyler trail for the 11+ miles up and over the ridge and down to our awaiting car at the trail head on hwy 285. 574 more words

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15Oct - The Results...

Per my earlier posts, on 21Apr I declared the start of a 6 month Barefoot Hiking experiment, and now, 6 months later, I’m ready to report the results. 1,158 more words

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18Aug - My brain has changed...

My right big toe has largely healed up, and even during the healing process I was able to hike barefoot with my toe bandaged. According to Strava I’ve hiked over 250 miles without shoes. 117 more words

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01Aug - Thankfully I only walk on the bottoms...

It is a good thing I only walk on the bottoms of my feet because I’m sure hard on the front of them…lately I’ve taken to bashing the heck out of my big toes. 676 more words

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15Jul - First barefoot backpack...

Recently I did my first overnight backpacking trip while hiking barefoot. I have been backpacking in Luna sandals (Monos and Leadville Gordos) for several years, but going completely barefoot was new. 505 more words

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24Jun - Why...

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to why I decided to try hiking barefoot…what is it that compels me to so something so crazy. The reasons are outlined a bit in the header of my blog page, but after having tried it on a bunch of hikes (Strava tells me 150 miles worth), the short answer is because it is fun. 122 more words

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12Jun - Wounded...

On Wednesday, 7Jun I needed to go into the office, and decided that rather than driving I would walk to the office. From our downtown area there is a nice concrete path that runs the 5 miles from downtown to work, so I took my backpack and water, stowed my sandals in the backpack, and walked the path barefoot. 193 more words

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