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San Francisco, CA, United States
I have been a podiatrist for 34 years now and I am excited about sharing what I have learned on this blog. I love to exercise, especially basketball and hiking. I love to travel. I am very happily married to Patty, and have 2 wonderful sons Steve and Chris, a great daughter in law Clare, my new grandson Henry, and a grand dog Felix.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Hiking this Summer: Here is a list to guide possible purchase of boots

Getting ready for some summer travels that requires hiking. There is our current list of hiking shoes and some great recommendations from Smarter Travel.

Day Hiking Boots

Ahnu Montara
Asolo Fugitive
Keen Alamosa
Keen Targhee
Merrell Chameleon
Merrell Moab
Merrell Siren
Vasque Breeze

Mid Weight Hiking Boots

Asolo Stynger
Asolo TPS 520
Lowa Bora GTX QC\
Lowa Renegade
Lowa Zephyr
Northface Verbera
Saloman Quest
Zamberlan 310

Backpacking Hiking Boots

Asolo Power Matic 200
Asolo TPS 535
Lowa Albula GTX
Scarpa Bhutan GTX
Zamberlan Vioz
Zamberlan 760 Steep GT

Smarter Travel recommends:

Clark's Quantock Run GTX

Lowa Hiking Boots for their Goretex

Vasque Talus UltraDry Hiking Boots


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