Oct
20
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by hikerdana at 9:20 PM
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Leading by Example - A barefoot hike
By Hikerdana

On a hike in the not so distant past I showed for my son's boys group hike barefoot. This hike was to be two nights and they were hoping to do at least 25 miles, so the boys could earn a 25 mile hiking patch. As I was fairly well known as a hiker and barefooter I didn't get much comments on my barefeet, besides the usual polite and friendly banter. The first day I huffed and puffed up the incline to the pass and then back down. It was a lot more difficult finding a suitable place for my foot, then when I hike with a solid hiking boot, but I managed to keep up. By the time we set up camp I was ready to set up my hammock and had a wonderful night's sleep.

The next morning I woke up and my feet were a little sore along with some major muscle groups. I'm so out of shape for hiking barefoot or shod. I was thinking of putting on my minimalist sneakers and...
Oct
17
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by Sly at 1:12 PM
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Traversée de la baie du Mt St Michel
By Sly


Salut tout le monde,

hier Gwendal (de Rennes, du groupe facebook A la découverte de la foulée naturelle) a organisé la traversée de la baie en courant,
on était une trentaine, de tous âges, avec un guide local.

17 km sur des sables variés et faciles, ce qui rend l'expérience accessible aux novices (les mollets vont quand même chauffer un peu j'imagine).

Météo magique !

Google English Translation:

Hi everyone,

yesterday Gwendal (from Rennes, from the facebook group Discovering the natural stride) organized the crossing of the bay by running,
there were about 30 of us, of all ages, with a local guide.

17 km on varied and easy sands, which makes the experience accessible to novices (the calves will still heat up a bit I imagine).

Magic weather!...
Oct
14
by Tyler J L at 4:57 PM
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Principal 5K
By Tyler J L


As some of you may know, I'm doing the Principal 5K as part of the Des Moines IMT Marathon. Since it's going to be pretty cool the morning of the 5K, I'm going to put my insulated Vibram FiveFingers to good use since I don't want my toes to freeze.
Sep
23
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by Barefoot TJ at 6:47 AM
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Burin Peninsula hiker completes barefoot walk of East Coast Trail for mental health supports
By CBC.ca

After 12 days of hiking the East Coast Trail from Cape St. Francis to Cappahayden, Donovan Byrd can finally put his feet up.

The 24-year-old began his journey down the eastern coast of Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula in August in an effort to raise money for mental health initiatives in the province.

But Byrd's trek came with a twist — walking over 260 kilometres barefoot.

"It feels pretty unbelievable that I've even gotten that far," Byrd told CBC News on Saturday.

"Two-hundred-sixty kilometres, it's rough with bare feet on asphalt, but when you're on the trail it's even harder. So It's just unbelievable that I've done it."

Byrd said part of the inspiration to walk barefoot came from a hike in Quebec earlier this summer, when he forgot to bring his hiking boots and decided to hike...