winter-walk

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maybe some of you remember my questions about warm winter boots some months ago. Finally my wife and I bought the Kamik (but modified the liner with a velcro-strap so the heel is held in position). Since we bought the boots we did not have the chance to wear them for winter-trekking or something like this - until today. We took our son Simon (9 months old), packed him into his baby-rucksack (voc?) and went outside. We have quite some snow out here and made a short tour of about 2.5 hours (not more because of the baby - he had to eat at noon and we wanted to be back by 11.30).
Wonderful to be outside, the boots were a good choice I think, we had fun in the snow on our walk in the woods and at the shore of a frozen creek.
Thank you for the advice!
Andreas

Oh yes - pics:
http://groups.msn.com/PanTau/shoebox.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=76
http://groups.msn.com/PanTau/shoebox.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=77
http://groups.msn.com/PanTau/shoebox.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=78
http://groups.msn.com/PanTau/shoebox.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=79
 
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Schoen!
Bavaria in winter is beautiful. Like so many American military dependents in the 1960's, I learned to ski in Berchtesgaden, Garmisch, and Chiemsee. So cold and wet, though.
Those snow pants you are wearing look like a good design, what brand are they?

DaddyDett
 
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Hello DaddyDett
You were in a very nice part of Bavaria then. I am there at least once a year (Garmisch or Wendelstein/Bayrischzell) to teach teachers what to do if you go to the mountains with unexperienced pupils (orientation skills, first aid, games, responsibility and a large part of what is legal allowed and what not.). I live in Frankonia, close to the Czech border.

In some neighboring regions of Bavaria we have snow-problems right now - lots of soldiers and helpers try to free roofs from too much iche and snow (up to 2.20m - too heavy for most of the roofs in Northern Bavaria, especially for large buildings, supermarkets, sport-or swimming-halls).

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The pants I wear in the pics are actually zip-off-pants (Jack Wolfskin Havanna Pants) and not really designed for winter - I use long underwear and these trousers or other ones when I know its not too cold (not below -5°C). On longer treks with lower temperature I use I use the "Arctic Wind" of the same brand and gaiters. The shell is the same (poly/cotton, water and dirt repellant).

Andreas
 
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Thanks for responding. I found the website, but they don't seem to sell in the US. I am sure there are equivelant products available here, but thay look to have some nice stuff.

Tchuss

DaddyDett
 
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