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Lone peak: 2:30

8000 feet. Still sweating and sockless in the Merrell Trail Glove.

Terraces built by the CCC in AF Canyon to the South and East of me.

Deeper snow covering the trail so it was time to switch shoes.

The barefoot/minimalist shoe movement deserves some comment in the future, but today I felt the difference as soon as I switched shoes. When I pulled on my Asolo approach shoes I lost all of the sensitivity that had been helping me move so quickly on the steep loose terrain. Now I was loosing energy sliding around on the thick soles. The thin sole of the Trail Glove creates a very stable walking surface on uneven terrain.

Steep terrain, increased snow.

Need to learn more about this dome-like Rock structure to the East of Lone Rock

Lone peak shrouded in clouds.


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