Originally Posted by photohiker
Nice report. What temp did it get down to? When you posted that you were heading that way I looked at the weather, didn't look hopeful for less than 10C
How are the feet and are things improving with the boots?
The temp didn't get down very low. It was actually warmer at Mt Walsh than it was back at home. Coldest it got down to was a very pleasant 17 degrees celcius. I slept in the hammock with the burrow used as a blanket, a couple times I had to remove the burrow to cool down a bit.
Feet slowly getting better. Both my toe nails are still black and blue, the right toe is mending fine, but not so the left. The toe nail is slowly coming off. At least it's not sore anymore. Boots are still a pain. Left boot much better since getting them stretched at the local cobbler, but I don't think he did a very good job on the right boot. It's still way to tight around my toes, particularly my big toe. Will need to take back to cobbler tomorrow and see if he can stretch them out more around my toes. I still got blisters on my heel on this hike. I've stopped wearing boots of any sore for the past couple of weeks to give my heels time to heal. Hopefully this will help in stopping the blisters on my heels.
I don't know what is going on with the blisters on my heel. I've tried tight fitting boots, and slightly loose fitting boots, even straps and 2 pairs of socks, still got the blisters.
These boots I have now are a last resort. If I can not get them to fit, I'm going back to hiking with sandles as I used to in my 20's.