25 Sep '13, 5am

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in TrekSport FiveFingers - Birthday Shoes

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in TrekSport FiveFingers - Birthday Shoes

I wanted to hike the popular 74 mile section J of Pacific Crest Trail in central Cascades for some time and this year I finally found time to do it. I have been day hiking in VFF for years, and really loving it. But those were all day hikes. And as I was curious to see how the VFF would hold up to a long backpacking trip, I decided to do it 100%, with no backup shoes. Things I was a little worried about was ankle stability, which all the hiking boots advertise so much. The other thing that is constant hazard is kicking a root or rock with a single toe, which happens frequently if you don't pay attention to every step. But unlike sprained ankle, a toe is just painful and doesn't limit your ability to hike. Last thing was the unknown, what will the weight of the pack do to my feet, and also the long miles I need to cover every day to complete the section in 4 days. Day 1: Al...

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