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Hiking in Harold Parker State Forest

Article By Arnie P

Quarry site in Harold Parker Forest

Quarry site in Harold Parker Forest

Hiking in Harold Parker State Forest

Harold Parker consists of 3,300 acres with more than 35 miles of logging roads and hiking trails. The forest is almost all hardwood, hemlock, and pine. Ten ponds are available for the water enthusiast, using non-motorized boats.  To read more please click here. 

 

Baffin Sequoia Men’s Winter Boots

Review By Arnie P

Baffin Sequoia Men's Winter Boots in Harold Parker Forest

Baffin Sequoia Men’s Winter Boots in Harold Parker Forest

Baffin Sequoia Men’s Winter Boots

I’ve been wearing the Baffin Sequoia Men’s Winter Boots several times a week. These boots are a lot more versatile than I ever imagined. During this period, I have been exploring the various ways I could use these boots. I am using them in more ways than I thought possible. These boots are a great improvement over the felt lined boots of the 40’s.  To read more please click here.

Final Update on the KEEN Liberty Ridge Women’s Boots

IMG_20160101_124037005 Read about my experiences wearing the KEEN Liberty Ridge Women’s Boots over the past three months.

http://4alloutdoors.org/reviews/footwear-2/keen-liberty-ridge-womens-boots/

Final Update on the CloudLine Switchback Technical Socks

IMG_20151121_103510326_HDR This will be my last report on the CloudLine Switchback Technical Hiker Socks. I must say I have been impressed so far. Read more here.

Kat

 

Update on Oofos Oolala Sandals

2016012995152852 Take a look at my update on the Oofos Oolala Sandals here.

Kat

Keen Men’s Liberty Ridge boots

Review By Arnie P 

view of top lugs not used on Keen Liberty Ridge boots

view of top lugs not used on Keen Liberty Ridge boots

Keen Men’s Liberty Ridge boots

Keen provided the Liberty Ridge men’s boots for review purposes.

The temperatures in this period have been in the 0 F to 40 F range with a lot of cloudy overcast weather and a few minor snowfalls. The boots have performed well in these conditions. Let’s get on with it.

The Fit

Because the tongue, to provide waterproofing, attaches to the boot almost to the ankle, I find it difficult to get my foot into the boot. Once my foot is in the boot the fit is perfect. I would not want a larger boot as my foot would have space to slide. My shoe size is a bit over 8.5 so 9 is usually the best size for me. The website does recommend ordering half size larger than normal. I think over time there will be some stretching. I am not sure why I did not notice this earlier but I think since I have been doing a lot more hiking that my feet may be swollen. I now use a shoe horn when I feel it is a problem. There was a time when I used a shoe horn all the time.

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