Good-bye Raichle Hiking Boots


It was a really grand two weeks, full of sand, heat, fantastic scenery and even a scorpion! My most comfortable hiking boots, that have been with me for the past eight years, did not make it back. The rubber soles came off again (in the past the soles have been completely replaced and then a second time glued), but this time they came off so far up the boot in a decomposing kind of way, there was no way a cobbler could replace it. Naturally they came apart the day before an eight hour hike was scheduled. (Sigh.) It must have been trying to push the SUV out of the sand dunes that did it I reckon. ( Another story.)