This past week we have been seeing snow off and on pretty much every day, and it has been sticking the past couple of days. This phenomenon is weird for Portland this time of year. As anyone knows Portland is already not very well equipped to handle snow and ice, even when it is most likely to occur. Whenever we get snow that sticks to the pavement, schools close, and the city shuts down. Fortunately it hasn’t been as bad as last winter and the snow has been melting off the pavement during the day.
Anytime we get snow in the city, I start getting cabin fever. As much as I hate the summer heat, I just don’t like being forced to stay home. I like having the option of going somewhere.
Beings that the roads were fine by midday today, I left and went and ran a couple much needed errands. I needed to get some new hiking boots. While hiking boots may not seem like much of a need to a lot of people, they are if you are me.
I ran up to the Danner Factory Outlet store up on NE Airport Way here in Portland.
I got myself a pair of the Mountain Light Cascade Boots, which are the same style that Reese Witherspoon wore in the movie “Wild”.
I had also gone to the mall, and had gone to REI and Eddie Bauer.
I have to say that REI is definitely one of my favorite stores to spend time at. While I am not a huge fan of shopping, I can lose track of time at REI
At REI I had picked up a couple pairs of hiking socks as well as a couple other items, because I would rather wear a pair of socks I am not as invested in to break in my new boots, than wearing the nice ones that I have made myself.
This spring – autumn I definitely need to get some more hiking in and under my belt. Not only do I want to break in my new boots, but I also really miss hiking and being outside.
The last thing I really need / want to get before I go back out hiking is some moleskin, as I have areas that are prone to blisters, and with new boots I want to reduce me chance of blisters.