In preparation (for the preparation for) a hiking trip to Yosemite this August (so excited!), today I went to EMS and enlisted the services of a soft-spoken, rugged-looking man in the style of Mark Ruffalo wearing a large straw hat. This is the least glamorous outfit I've ever purchased:
EMS cargo zip-off pants, $49. They sit at the WAIST: the horror!
Smartwool socks, $19.95.
Keen Targhee II Mid hiking boots, $124.95 at EMS. Of course, then I came home and bought 'em online for $88.99, for a savings of, oh, about two and a half more pairs of socks.
Now, anyone got any tips on hikes within an hour or two of NYC so I can try these babies out?