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rickrich
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2003 6:33 pm    Post subject: Winter caching footwear Reply with quote

With todays snow, I realized I have no suitable shoes for geocaching in the stuff. I have a pair of Sorel's, but IMHO those are no good for walking very far.

Whats a good, confortable boot for hiking, yet will resist getting wet when you are knee deep in the white stuff?

-Rick
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eagleyes
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Location: NE & E CENTRAL, MN

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2003 9:23 pm    Post subject: CHOTAS.... Reply with quote

Look into the new knee-high versions of this brand. We love ours.
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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did all of my winter caching last year in my normal hi-top hiking boots. Of course, the snow around here never got anywhere near knee-deep.
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towlebooth
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Until the snow gets real high I use the same sturdy hiking boots that I geocache with in the spring, summer, and fall as well as portage and hike in.

When the snow gets above the top of them I switch to my old trusty sorels and gators.

Chad
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TimbreWlf
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Location: Ham Lake, MN

PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gators are the key, you can get them at any ski/outdoor shop. Regular hiking boots will keep your feet from overheating on the longer hikes. Once your feet start to sweat in the winter they get cold as soon as you stop walking.
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RJ
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Location: St Louis Park

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always wear my leather work boots all year long. I keep them well conditioned with mink oil and nothing gets through that barrier. The snow never seems to get in them because my pants cover up the top part pretty well. I too have a pair of Sorels but they are just too big to walk the 1/2 mile in or whatever.
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bobhiker
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Joined: 16 Dec 2002

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Location: Chanhassen MN

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a pair of leather hiking boots while on the way to the BWCA about nine years ago. They are ankle high and have GORTEX in them. I hiked the Pow Wow trail (26miles). It took me four days and my boots kept dry until I stepped off the side of a beaver dam and the water went over the top. But they still work great for hiking with a pair of wool socks for winter. If your into a lot of snow, get a pair of gators. Very Happy
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rickrich
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last year, I ended up buying a pair of HiTec Altitude II's. I paid $50 for them, but I see they are more expensive ($65) this year. They are waterproof and come in wide widths. The wide was just fine for my quad-E and no arch "Fred Flintstone" feet. No problems with wet or cold feet last winter, and very comfortable. YMMV.
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Kitch
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still "laugh" at what "silent bob" was wearing at the start of last year...

he had his tenny's for a big part of the winter...
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