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comment wilderness maps
@Mark Thank you for this caveat. Also, being 8 km from several major interstate highways in open terrain is quite different than being 2 km from an inaccessible 4WD road with some major obstacles in-between.
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comment How can I tell a “trail shoe” from a regular sport shoe?
I have hiking shoes, my post/posts were mostly the surprise to see many people on hiking trails do not; and to me their shoes looked like regular sport shoes, but many probably were closer to trail shoes, but not hiking boots. I thought, either they're all irresponsible, or I'm missing something. I'm quite happy with my hiking boots, but apparently some say that trail shoes are superior even for heavy hiking.
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comment Why do so many people hike with such light footwear?
Excellent answer, thank you.
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As for the stream crossings, I fail to see how you would cross a 15 cm deep stream on 10 cm high shoes, when I can just walk through on my 20 cm high shoes without getting my feet wet. Same for walking through swamps. Whereas I can possibly see some of the other points you mention, the stream crossings one doesn't make any sense to me unless you can jump very far. How do you keep your feet dry?
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I'm not sure exactly what a trail shoe is. I have asked. Regardless of my confusion and disagreement (I frequently cross streams that are wide and shallow enough for high boots to be tremendously helpful), your post does answer my question. I don't think I've ever tried technical trail shoes.
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