Saving your Toes Hiking Downhill 7

Saving your Toes Hiking Downhill
Are you planning a hike that will require a considerable amount of descending in mountainous terrain or a gorge? Extended descents can put considerable pressure on the knees and cause swollen toenails. Here are a few steps you can take pre-hike to minimize painful toenails, black toenails, and eventual toenail loss. We’ve already covered protecting ...

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Saving your knees while hiking downhill
Knee problems are common because they are one of the most used and abused joints in the human body. If you frequently experience knee pain during descents or resulting soreness afterwards, chances are you need to improve your form or pack weight. Excess weight adds more strain to the knees Your knees and hips are ...

Oboz Yellowstone II review

Outdoor Herbivore reviews the Oboz Yellowstone II hiking boots on a day hike at Rock Jock trail in Linville Gorge.  These lightweight hiking boots feature a waterproof (B-Dry) breathable membrane, waterproof nubuck leather shell, and an exceptionally grippy rubber sole. Overall, the boots were comfortable, the break in time short, and the tread provided excellent ...