I spent four days hiking on the Foothills Trail with some friends. We started at the southern terminus and headed up to Whitewater Falls. Overall, the trip was good. I enjoyed the trail and the time out in the woods.
The bad part… Total boot failure with a pair of Vasque boots I had been wearing for about a year. They just wouldn’t let any moisture out and my feet started to break down. I ended up with two terrible blisters, which is something that rarely happens to me. I’ve done a lot of walking, between the military and backpacking, and followed normal practice like changing socks and airing my feet. But no-go…
I ended up walking the last day in my Vibram FiveFingers. If I hadn’t had my FiveFinger with me, I’d have been in real trouble.
So, I’m thinking when I go back to finish the northern part of the Foothills Trail, I may do it all in my FiveFingers.