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Old April 6th, 2014, 08:57 AM   #1
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Wife and I are hitting Glacier National, Yellowstone, Jackson hole, Tetons, Devils Tower, Badlands etc. We plan on a fair amount hiking through the parks and are looking for hiking sock recommendations. Google shows all kinds that rank up there depending on who is selling and who is sponsored by what outfitter on their blog. Any hikers that can help out?
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Old April 6th, 2014, 09:00 AM   #2
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I like the redhead wool socks you can get at the bass pro shops, otherwise REI is a great place to go and check out socks.
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Smartwool with a good pair of liner socks. Make sure you have a good pair of boots too
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REID supports every entity out there that wants to keep you OUT of public lands. I recommend buying everything you can from them with their great selections and low prices. That way it's kind of like sealing your own fate.
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REID supports every entity out there that wants to keep you OUT of public lands. I recommend buying everything you can from them with their great selections and low prices. That way it's kind of like sealing your own fate.
I have never shopped at rei, but thats good to know! Thx
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Old April 6th, 2014, 09:26 AM   #6
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Be like Cody and go barefoot.
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REID supports every entity out there that wants to keep you OUT of public lands. I recommend buying everything you can from them with their great selections and low prices. That way it's kind of like sealing your own fate.
That's weird, I've never seen them try and close a hiking trail or mountain bike trail.
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There are other types of trails to close..
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And they want them closed...screw rei, plenty of other places to purchase from
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Old April 6th, 2014, 09:40 AM   #10
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REID supports every entity out there that wants to keep you OUT of public lands. I recommend buying everything you can from them with their great selections and low prices. That way it's kind of like sealing your own fate.
Lol at REI "low prices." They are so expensive I can't believe they're still in business. I've been in there to try on boots and stuff before because they usually carry good brands but you can buy the same product elsewhere for a lot cheaper. And now that they did away with their lifetime warranty there is no incentive to shop there
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Old April 6th, 2014, 09:57 AM   #11
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Wife and I are hitting Glacier National, Yellowstone, Jackson hole, Tetons, Devils Tower, Badlands etc. We plan on a fair amount hiking through the parks and are looking for hiking sock recommendations. Google shows all kinds that rank up there depending on who is selling and who is sponsored by what outfitter on their blog. Any hikers that can help out?
http://www.steepandcheap.com/ has been selling good hiking socks over the past few days. Half price. Just stick with primarily wool, and choose the thickness based on the time of year you're going.

I picked up a couple of pair of these this week on SAC for under 10 bucks. I also like shorter ankle socks in the summer if I'm using light hiking shoes rather than boots. Just depends on your preference.
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oh no's don't support steep and cheap they support the people who want close Hancho's trails too.

Of course "MOST" hiking, camping, and even fishing, Hunting outfitters support many of the closures of Hancho's trails. Makes it hard to shop, but when you want something you want something right?

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I support the closure of hiking trails. Hippies hike, and hippies stink. In fact I think I'm going to start a web site for the closure of hiking and biking as they are a hazard to the environment.
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I never thought socks was something that would impress me enough to give recommendations to until I was looking for a pair of snowboard specific socks and bought a pair from these guys: https://www.foxsox.com/defaultEcomm.aspx
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just get the ones you are use to and bring en exter pair if they get wet
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Lots of good brands. I'm partial to Darn Tough and Cabot & Sons. I've had most of, if not all brands. Good deals to be had at TJ Maxx. Make sure 0% cotton and high merino wool content.

There is no winning in the offroader versus hiker debate. You will never satisfy both parties if you participate in both.

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I support the closure of hiking trails. Hippies hike, and hippies stink. In fact I think I'm going to start a web site for the closure of hiking and biking as they are a hazard to the environment.
I can open a subforum on my website for closing dirtbike and atv trails if you'd like? I have a section for the closure of snowmobile trails too. Drunk rednecks on motorized vehicles are dangerous.
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I want to close all trails to all people. I don't want to hear anyone with a machine ripping thought the woods, and I sure as hell don't want to see some asshole out walking/biking in the woods thinking that is fun. There is something seriously wrong with people that think walk/biking around in the woods is a good idea.
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I also want to ban people from there own stupidity. You know the types, the ones that buy peddle bikes that cost more than $500 and convince themselves and others that they are worth it! I've seen some of these dipshits spend $8000+ on peddle bikes. That's more than a dirtbike?? And yet these same dipshits attempt to tell me that those high end bikes are worth every penny. Good for them, but I'm in the wrong business. I would love to sell a polished turn to those onion farmers and laugh all the way to the bank.
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They are worth every penny if you actually ride hard trails, and ride fast. Maybe not the $8000 ones, but around 4000 or so as when they really start to get nice.

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