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Barefoot Hiking – Not recommended

September 22nd, 2006 · 2 Comments · Adirondack Life

I can’t resist making fun of these silly folks.

Fresh fall leaves, Mr. Guttmann said, are “crunchy and cool,” and mud is “black dough that squishes up between your toes.” Dennis Slattengren, a 60-year-old nudist who owns a vending machine route and who was at least wearing shorts for this trek, savored the texture of silt that has run onto concrete and partially dried — “like warm velvet,”

I’m sure he would savor the pain created by doing the Great Range barefoot. How about a barefoot 46, in all 4 seasons, from all 4 points of the compass? Ha!

If someone has to be rescued cuz they weren’t wearing shoes, should they be considered negligent?

Footloose and Boot Free: Barefoot Hiking

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