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Re: hiking
« Reply #75 on: February 21, 2017, 04:02:32 AM »
Red River Gorge tomorrow! Haven't been on a day hike with the family in a few months.
Nothing quite as refreshing as a walk in the woods.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #76 on: March 10, 2017, 12:22:43 PM »
Red River Gorge tomorrow! Haven't been on a day hike with the family in a few months.

Guess where we're going next weekend!!!  :excited:

Hitting up RRG for the first time with the gf and my coworker ans her husband. They've been many times, but I'm definitely excited fot our first trip there.

Weekend trip. Gonna do some day hikes and camp close to the car Friday. Saturday we'll head out to the woods, do some good hiking and set up camp deeper in. Can't wait!

Any tips/must see/do stuff, IPA?

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Re: hiking
« Reply #77 on: March 10, 2017, 12:24:54 PM »
talk of townies should talk about warm weather activities in mhk to do

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Re: hiking
« Reply #78 on: March 10, 2017, 01:38:01 PM »
Also, went in to my local running shop to try out some of the suggested trail shoes, and came out with some that seem to beat them all...


http://shop.topoathletic.com/mens/Outdoor.html?colorid=3146&model=Terraventure



Company is by the guy that invented Vibram and the FiveFinger shoe, and man are these things a perfect fit. Can't wait to get some trail time in them.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #79 on: March 10, 2017, 02:47:36 PM »
Red River Gorge tomorrow! Haven't been on a day hike with the family in a few months.

Guess where we're going next weekend!!!  :excited:

Hitting up RRG for the first time with the gf and my coworker ans her husband. They've been many times, but I'm definitely excited fot our first trip there.

Weekend trip. Gonna do some day hikes and camp close to the car Friday. Saturday we'll head out to the woods, do some good hiking and set up camp deeper in. Can't wait!

Any tips/must see/do stuff, IPA?
Natural Bridge, Double Arch, and Gray's Arch are all great. Double Arch and Natural Bridge have great vistas.

Nice shoes too. Topo makes a great trail shoe.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #80 on: March 10, 2017, 08:30:05 PM »
Those things look disgust but if they fit that's all that matters.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #81 on: March 10, 2017, 11:18:03 PM »
Those things look disgust but if they fit that's all that matters.

Yeah, I've done the whole "cool colorway" thing with enough shoes. They do make it in a bright blue, but these will hide mud stains much, much easier. Also, they are comfy as hell AND less $ than most others. No brainer for me. 

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Re: hiking
« Reply #82 on: March 11, 2017, 10:09:34 AM »
Is that the prevailing tread design for trail runners these days?  They don't seem knobby enough or something, but that could just be my perception.

Ima buy my first pair or trail runners when I get my REI dividend.  Something cheap because I hate running so much.  So much.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #83 on: March 11, 2017, 10:17:25 AM »
I've been buying Altra for about two years now.  By far the most comfortable shoes I've ever had.  Wide toe box =  :love:

https://www.altrarunning.com/running-shoes/men#Trail


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Re: hiking
« Reply #84 on: March 11, 2017, 11:54:08 AM »
Is that the prevailing tread design for trail runners these days?  They don't seem knobby enough or something, but that could just be my perception.

No, it varies a lot.  Nice, dirt single track? Don't need much more traction than a typical running shoe.  Steep, technical mountain trails? Aggressive tread and a rock plate of some sort.  Desert slickrock? It's more about "grippiness" of the outsole material than tread pattern.  Most brands have several models across that range of uses.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #85 on: March 11, 2017, 11:58:23 AM »
I wear Altra trail (Lone Peak 1.0) and road shoes (Instinct 3.5). Absolutely love them. Been wearing Altra since they first hit the market.

tdaver nailed the tread design answer. I rarely run in the trail shoe. I use them more for hiking. Most single track works just fine with my road shoes.

BTW... First half marathon in years this morning. 2:06 with some gas in the tank. Hope to crack 4:30 on the marathon in April.
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Re: hiking
« Reply #86 on: March 12, 2017, 01:11:10 PM »
Is that the prevailing tread design for trail runners these days?  They don't seem knobby enough or something, but that could just be my perception.

Ima buy my first pair or trail runners when I get my REI dividend.  Something cheap because I hate running so much.  So much.

These ones don't have as aggressive of a tread as my last pair did. They should get the job done, though. Love a lot of the other aspects of the shoe.

The gf and I are about to sign up for that REI membership as well. Great program.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #87 on: March 12, 2017, 01:17:26 PM »
I've been buying Altra for about two years now.  By far the most comfortable shoes I've ever had.  Wide toe box =  :love:

https://www.altrarunning.com/running-shoes/men#Trail



I had my heart set on getting a pair of Altra's (Lone Peak 3.0), until I tried them on. You aren't kidding about that toe box. Not for me.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #88 on: March 14, 2017, 09:42:39 PM »
Guys I did 5.5 with a 50# sandbag in my pack around SM Park.  The trail was awesome, will go back.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #89 on: March 15, 2017, 01:02:13 PM »
This was a fun one.


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Re: hiking
« Reply #90 on: March 15, 2017, 01:10:08 PM »
i would wear a very large helmet through that gorge


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Re: hiking
« Reply #91 on: March 15, 2017, 04:49:59 PM »
My word wellsculptedeyebrows.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #92 on: March 15, 2017, 05:25:43 PM »
:love:

Zion narrows?

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Re: hiking
« Reply #93 on: March 16, 2017, 12:11:04 AM »
:love:

Zion narrows?

Yep. Almost had the place completely to ourselves. (Nice perk of the shoulder season)

i would wear a very large helmet through that gorge

Yeah ... There was melting ice that would come crashing down periodically. (Not so nice perk of the shoulder season)

Tried to do Angel's Landing, but it was sleeting and gusting when we got to the top and I did not feel comfortable with that.

Before the weather, I had tried to assure my wife with the fact that no one had died in more than five years, she said that just means it's over due. The next weekend, this happened: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865674984/Man-who-died-in-Zion-fall-was-Florida-author.html

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Re: hiking
« Reply #94 on: March 16, 2017, 08:42:32 AM »
What a way to go though.  Sure would beat rotting away in a hospital bed.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #95 on: March 16, 2017, 09:29:49 AM »
What a way to go though.  Sure would beat rotting away in a hospital bed.
I'm sure you could get someone to drop a boulder on your head in the hospital.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #96 on: March 16, 2017, 09:41:30 AM »
that is a great photo, wsb

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Re: hiking
« Reply #97 on: March 16, 2017, 10:54:39 AM »
Tried to do Angel's Landing, but it was sleeting and gusting when we got to the top and I did not feel comfortable with that.

Before the weather, I had tried to assure my wife with the fact that no one had died in more than five years, she said that just means it's over due. The next weekend, this happened: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865674984/Man-who-died-in-Zion-fall-was-Florida-author.html

Good call turning around.  That is definitley not a hike to brave the elements.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #98 on: March 16, 2017, 11:34:44 AM »
that is a great photo, wsb

cns would've gotten 127 hours'd trying to pass through there

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Re: hiking
« Reply #99 on: March 25, 2017, 09:38:03 PM »
Red River Gorge...  :thumbs: :thumbs: