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Take Care of Your Feet

Taking care of your feet on a long hike is always important. blister

Toenails: First step, make sure your toenails are trimmed, especially for any hikes that involves long descents. It’s best to clip your toenails as short as possible.  Put a toenail trimmer in your pack.

Socks Stay away from 100% cotton socks which absorb sweat and can bunch and cause blisters.  It’s best to wear socks made from synthetics, or a blend of synthetics and wool.  These will wick moisture away and keep your feet drier and cooler.  Make sure your socks  fit properly.  Socks that are too big can bunch together in boots and create friction areas that result in hot spots or blisters.…

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