Josh Lewis wrote:Thanks for the personal account. I've considered the snow boots idea a few days ago, my brother thought it would be a bad idea considering how the boot is made. I'm not ruling out the idea yet of the snowboarding boots. If it's anything like my ski boots, forget it! I walked up my drive way with them and know it would be very uncomfortable for traveling in.
mtndonkey wrote:I've done it in my leather mountaineering boots and don't really recommend it.
96avs01 wrote:mtndonkey wrote:I've done it in my leather mountaineering boots and don't really recommend it.
I would caveat this statement with that it's strongly dependent on the conditions and the rider. I have ridden powder in leather mountaineering boots with no real noticeable performance issues...hard pack is a completely different story. YMMV
mtndonkey wrote:Agreed, I can definitely see how powder would be less of an issue as turns are much wider and slower and responsiveness is less of an issue. I like to turn aggressively and go pretty fast and don't feel mountaineering boots make the ride enjoyable enough for the effort of carrying your board up a mountain. I have only taken my board on backcountry trips 5 or 6 times now and have decided if mountaineering boots are required for the ascent then I won't bring my board.
I guess I either get back into skiing or get a splitboard to take advantage of the best of both worlds.
JonW wrote:I tried snowboarding in my LS Nepals once and it didn't work so well. Trying to go heal edge really hurt my calves due to the bindings digging in but this could have been due to the height of my particular bindings. I suggest you give it a shot at the resort. I strapped in at home and thought it work well, but it didn't when I got on the snow.
Have you considered hiking up to Muir with your snowboard boots? I imagine you'll be in snowshoes and Muir is a pretty easy hike.
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