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CuseTroop

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A great friend died climbing Denali. A regular Orangeyes kind of guy. Shame.
Man, sorry to hear that. I can't imagine the physical and mental strength it takes to attempt a climb like that.
 

CuseFaninVT

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Man, you know I don't exercise lol. I'm lucky I had sneakers. Since then, I've spent a few dollars at the local REI, still checking out different hiking shoes, boots tho
I've switched to wearing trail running shoes when I hike. Lighter than boots, and I just do day hike stuff, so no need for the heavy stuff.
 

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Man, you know I don't exercise lol. I'm lucky I had sneakers. Since then, I've spent a few dollars at the local REI, still checking out different hiking shoes, boots tho
I've been wearing Merrells for a long time. Tried to go away from them, but they're so comfy out of the box (and relatively cheap) and the gortex are reasonably waterproof. I need the thick sole going over all the granite in the North East.
 

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Nice pics Adam!
I own a lot of hiking/fishing gear, my Saloman hiking boots are just about my favorite out of everything. Soo comfortable and stable, protection and of course waterproof. I did accidentally slip in a lake last weekend and had them soaked through and through. Had a spare pair of dry wool socks, hiked back out 6 miles no problem.
 

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K-2 Aviation lost an entire plane this summer on Denali and ground is too steep and high to recover the bodies.
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CuseTroop

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K-2 Aviation lost an entire plane this summer on Denali and ground is too steep and high to recover the bodies. View attachment 137951

There’s already a thread on that. Let’s keep this Alaska thread to things that actually make people want to come visit and enjoy what Alaska has to offer
 

AlaskaSU

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For hiking in the Brooks Range the footwear of choice is semi-custom LLBean boots; leather uppers, rubber lowers and a Vibram sole. Also carry slip on sneakers for stream crossings. If you contact them they will replace the standard gum sole with a Vibram sole.
 
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