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Old 09-19-2018   #1
 
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Best footwear selection for wet/cold trips

We all know foot care is important and footwear selection for good weather and warm water is easy, but let's hear your favorite selection combos to best enjoy your time on the water, camp, and side hikes in less than perfect conditions!

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Old 09-20-2018   #2
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Cheap rubber black slip on boots. With a neoprene and/or thick wool sock. Perfect for rigging and sitting on the boat when swimming is not in the plan. Back and forth to the rafts at camp. Brought mine to Ecuador to hike in the Amazon with some good foot beds. And they are cheap.
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I too would be interested in hearing what people use for side hikes in cold weather when they expect to be in wet conditions. Last year in November I spent 4 days hiking in Coyote Gulch and Escalante Canyon in Utah and I wore cheap trail shoes with neoprene socks. It was uncomfortable (but warm when hiking) and I dreaded putting them back on when they were cold each morning....
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... I dreaded putting them back on when they were cold each morning....
Just do like the lumberjacks when they were floating rafts of logs down the the river and their boots would never have a chance to dry out - pour hot water into your booties in the morning right before you put them on (OK, maybe not too hot if they're neoprene...).

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Just do like the lumberjacks when they were floating rafts of logs down the the river and their boots would never have a chance to dry out - pour hot water into your booties in the morning right before you put them on (OK, maybe not too hot if they're neoprene...).

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That's actually a really good idea.
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The goretex socks of my drysuit...with merino wool socks inside and neoprene booties outside? If the air/water are that cold, I'd rather be in my drysuit.

Agree with the suggestion for rubber boots for in camp....especially with footbeds and wool socks.
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