Gear: trekking poles

Yes, I know, reblogging your own post? Hey, I’m busy with school and this is a good one!

Alpine Mystic

At first I thought they were gimmicky. Then, one day on a climb, my left knee’s patella femoral syndrome flared up at 8,000 feet with 5,000 feet yet to descend. A fellow hiker leant me his poles for the remainder of the hike and from that point on I was sold.

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