About those socks...
If you read our last post about our trip up Buckeye Creek, you know that my daughter had given me some HappYak socks for Father’s Day. They were amazing--and you know that we never really do any testimonials here, but...
The trip presented some real challenges. We got wet the first day, hiking first in the rain, and then on a narrow trail through rain-soaked bushes. Those socks were so wet that I squeezed out as much water as I could and left them in the vestibule overnight. They did not really dry out in the humid air after the storm.
And the next day? I had to choose. I had another pair of socks, but I wasn't sure how quickly these would dry--and I knew that the next day would also be wet hiking on the trail. I didn't want to end up with two wet pairs of socks, and no dry ones. So I put my wet socks back on. They got squishy wet again on the trail, but by the time we made camp at noon, they were beginning to dry out. And I gave them a few hours in the sun, before the rain hit again that afternoon.
On day three, I decided I would see exactly how good these socks were. They were pretty dry now, but soon soaked again on the trail. Once in camp, I left them to dry in the sun, and by the time it started raining again, they were dry-ish.
On the final day, I just kept wearing that same pair of socks. Yes, they got quite wet again on the trail, but by the time we were back at the car, they had pretty much dried out. And two hours later, when I finally took them off, they were dry.
That's four days of getting soaked each day, never getting even a rinse clean, and still keeping their shape. They cushioned my feet just as luxuriously the last day as they did the first. As I said in our trip report: "Absolutely amazing. If only we had fared so well! "
Did I mention that my daughter had given me TWO pairs of these socks? I saved the second pair in my pack, keeping them dry in case of emergency, and wearing them at night in my sleeping bag. Soft, warm, and pure heaven.