Sunrise in Barton Creek

I got up and went for an early hike in the greenbelt this morning. As usual for this time of year, the creek was bone dry.


I wanted to take advantage of the cooler weather to break in my new boots, and while it certainly beat hiking in the 90s (or 100s!), my feet were still extremely toasty. I’ll take that as a good indicator that I won’t have issues with cold feet up in the mountains.

Here’s the GPS data:


New Boots!

I took advantage of the market for mountaineering gear up here in PDX to pick up some new boots. They’re Scarpa Mont Blanc GTXs, and my first pair of genuine mountaineering boots.20120826-144954.jpg

My feet got incredibly cold while climbing Pico de Orizaba back in March, so these have been on the wish list for a while. Now I need to get some crampons and start planning the next trip!