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Who else hikes in sandals (Chacos , Tevas, etc) in BB?

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Who else hikes in sandals (Chacos , Tevas, etc) in BB?
« on: October 15, 2010, 10:16:03 AM »
I am in my trusty Chacos unless the temps are below 30 or so.  I backpack in the too.

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Re: Who else hikes in sandals (Chacos , Tevas, etc) in BB?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2010, 10:22:12 AM »
not if I'm in the desert.  Too many pokey bitey things.  I like to go off trail, too.  However, I wear my Chacos hiking/backpacking many times in softer environs. 
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Re: Who else hikes in sandals (Chacos , Tevas, etc) in BB?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2010, 10:58:33 AM »
Only time I wear Tevas is around camp.  Have smashed toes or been bit by cactus too many times to not wear full hiking boots while hiking.

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Re: Who else hikes in sandals (Chacos , Tevas, etc) in BB?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2010, 01:10:06 PM »
I think quite a few people hike in sandals, however probably on maintained trails. I suspect that none of them ever tried a bushwhack down Jack's Pass to Dominguez Spring, or cross country from Apache Canyon back to the trailhead. Off trail in BIBE......Boots - GOOD......Sandals - BAD
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Re: Who else hikes in sandals (Chacos , Tevas, etc) in BB?
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2010, 04:39:14 PM »
I think quite a few people hike in sandals, however probably on maintained trails. I suspect that none of them ever tried a bushwhack down Jack's Pass to Dominguez Spring, or cross country from Apache Canyon back to the trailhead. Off trail in BIBE......Boots - GOOD......Sandals - BAD

Off-trail, the lechugilla always points TOWARD you. Even on the MDA.

My experience with hiking in sandals is limited to areas where frequent stream crossings -- such as Coyote Gulch in Glen Canyon/Grand Staircase-Escalante -- make boots miserable. In camp, I'll wear sandals or, God help me, Crocs.
Jeff Blaylock
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splendor and the complicated grandeur of Big Bend will still be here. Waiting for us."--Ed Abbey

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Re: Who else hikes in sandals (Chacos , Tevas, etc) in BB?
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2010, 06:29:50 PM »
What sleepy said, only Teva's  :icon_biggrin:

Re: Who else hikes in sandals (Chacos , Tevas, etc) in BB?
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2010, 07:55:46 PM »
I'm with ya Jeff on the crocs.  Personally I don't think a croc would survive in the desert anyways. :icon_lol:

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Re: Who else hikes in sandals (Chacos , Tevas, etc) in BB?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2010, 09:29:42 PM »
Yikes, I would imagine taking Crocs on a trail would be like hiking in tires.  I know I'm judging a book by the cover as I've heard they're actually comfortable but they just look way to rubbery to have any comfort/durability ratio to me.

 


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