Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Taking Care o f Your Feet

Diane Spicer has written a fine post at SeattleBackpackers Magazine about key things the hikers should do about foot care.  It's a quick read.

"Every mode of transportation requires regularly scheduled maintenance. Why should a hiker’s feet be any different?
Let’s take a quick peek at the moving parts inside your hiking boots.
Soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, tendons) work together with bony tissues to create a flexible mobile weight bearing structure. Add lots of wrapping and binding materials (fascia and other connective tissues), plus miles of blood vessels and nerves. Cover it with waterproof stretchy skin. Throw in a few protective toenails, and you’ve got the biological device that carries you over hill and dale.
Just for fun, take a guess: How many foot bones do you possess?
26 bones/foot = 52, or 25% of all of the bones in your body!"

Foot Care

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