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Sunday, June 25, 2006

#239: Hiking Poles

I get annoyed when I see people with hiking poles on trails that are pretty easy. Unless there is a trail that is very steep and with loose rock, or you are backpacking, or you are old, hiking poles are for wimps and status seekers wanting to spend more money on equipment rather that doing the actual activity. Severity: 3

1 comment:

Andy said...

What really annoys me is when you see a family and everybody is using them (how's a kid going to learn how to hike if they're always using the walking equivalent of training wheels?). What bugs me even more is when the poles obviously cost more than $100.