Travel tip #306…hike the hell outa them shoes

You don’t need new shoes. You don’t need a different backpack. You don’t need a $500 coat. And you don’t need to wait for better weather. John Muir used to put a little dry bread in his pocket, lace up some crappy boots and head into the wilderness for weeks on end.

See those shoes up there in that photo? That’s my good pair. I’d like some new ones, but I’ve had worse, too. I have friends who shed the sole of their left boot 5 miles from the trailhead and they made it back in one piece. I’ve heard tell of folks who hike barefoot, just because.

My point? Don’t wait. Stop making excuses. Just go. Now. The world is waiting.

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