Today, I start a series of suggestions for your Christmas list. You may want to tell your elves what you really want in 2012. No more Fruitcakes! No, this year you want to get ready for your 2013 Summer. Let’s start at the bottom.
Boots. You need a decent pair of ankle high boots to trek up the many trails at Yosemite and all the way to the top of Half Dome. I really don’t like “trail shoes” or tennies for this hike. I love the support I get when teetering on loose granite. No sprains for me. There are many good brands in the $110 – $170 range. As I have said here before, I love the Vasque Breeze GTX with Gortex. The name “Breeze” is true to form. They are very lightweight with nil break-in required. You can get a pair of the current model for $110 at Campmore.
The Breeze 2.0 is $160 and is rolling out. It was supposed to be released in January, but I see REI has it listed. Way nicer shoe – but the original is great and has been the market leader for years.
You been naughty or nice??
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.” – Nancy Sinatra
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com