Dirty Girl Gaiters
Of course we all hate scree gaiters, but the darned things tend to be useful—particularly (as is often the case) when we've decided not to bring them. Leave the scree gaiters at home, and you can bet that easy trail hike you're expecting is going to turn into a steep field of calf-deep sand and gravel, where a nannyish voice will continuously snark in your ears if only you'd remembered your gaiters! whilst pebbles, dirt, and grit pack your poor trail runners to the bursting point.
— September 11, 2014
Andy Lewicky is the author and creator of SierraDescents