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Yeah I love the tx3 shoes. Iím on my second pair now and couldnít be happier with them. The only downside is theyíre a bit slow to dry like if youíre in wet alpine terrain or crossing a lot of streams. But especially dry, rock, scree, thick brush, sketchy stuff theyíre perfect.
This may be sacrilege, but I wouldn't mind it if there were a trail up there, providing it was a proper footpath, not a cart track.
Planning on soloing this trip in 4 weeks. Day trip. Then off to BB for a couple of day hikes. Any advice on the route from Gaud to Bartlett?
Thereís a class 5 downclimb when you drop off the top of Guadalupe. There are trees that make the climb easier. Iíve read some found a break in the cliff. Thereís a few sections going down Guadalupe steep enough to boot ski.
If you read Stav is Lost, he stayed on the ridge from Bartlett to bush and recommended it. I dropped off the ridge for a more direct route, more elevation loss and gain, and more brush. Probably better to hug the ridge there.
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