Lone peak: 2:30
8000 feet. Still sweating and sockless in the Merrell Trail Glove.
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.