When I was a builder I wore Craftsman boots. They were comfortable and my feet never gave me any trouble. When Sherry decided we would hike the 2267 miles of the AT, we bought hiking boots. Sherry did well until one day we had to ford a creek about five times, and that night I dried them over a camp fire (WRONG). The next day in just a few hours her feet were ruined, they were killing her.
God’s Thumbprint or Burke’s Garden from the sky. The AT takes the right rim.
So we found a good campsite, high on a mountain (Not the ideal location (too high for water), but she could not go further). The view was gorgeous, the valley on the north side was called ‘God's thumb print.’The water supply was down the mountain. Daily I made the trek for water. We camped until our food ran out and we had to move and her heels were still terrible bad. (A couple hikers, Tin Man and Godiva gave her some 800mg ‘vitamin I’ ** for pain) At times I carried both packs or ran ahead and dropped one and returned for the other. We found a trail down into Burke’s Garden.
Time for better footwear. The soles of my feet burned in my boots. SO I remembered the work boots, ideal I says. WRONG. I made it only a few miles, there is a difference in working and walking. LOL
We finally settled for ‘tennis shoes’. Or what ever they are called now. Reebok was the best for me. As they wore down, I cut them in several places and that helped cool the burning soles.
Now here at home I am working in tennis shoes and it is MUDDY! I need my boots and don’t have any! hahaha
I am rebuilding the lawnmower lean-to. I had built around a tree for some temporary coverage, now I have taken the old cover down, and cut the tree. Fortunately I still have one tractor here, a Yanmar that I bought new back when I was rich. LOL I was able to push and pull the trunk/stump up.
Thank goodness it had no tap root.
This is my playhouse where I can piddle on small projects. Yesterday I used three old nail guns to make one.
Now I won’t have to hand nail the lean-to once the rain stops & I find some boots.
(** Vitamin I on the trail is Ibuprophen)
If you are an outside person, rain WILL slow your pace down, whether you need it or not. LOL