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kilts being worn when hiking

Post by zelph » Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:36 pm

The only guys that should be wearing kilts are those that have their heritage from a country that men wore kilts.

I don't think it's right for women or men to hike in a skirt.

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Re: kilts being worn when hiking

Post by sarbar » Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:22 am

What is wrong with women wearing a skirt while hiking???????? :?: I wear skorts often when hiking. And heck, I have met ladies from Russia hiking in ankle length dresses with boots on under!
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Re: kilts being worn when hiking

Post by zelph » Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:43 pm

sarbar wrote:What is wrong with women wearing a skirt while hiking???????? :?: I wear skorts often when hiking. And heck, I have met ladies from Russia hiking in ankle length dresses with boots on under!
It's a matter of being practical about the environment that you are in. Exposing your skin to brambles/thorns that reach out over the trail or off the trail, poison ivy, fallen logs over the trail will cause hikers to detour around through brush or straddle the log. I can picture in my mind a woman straddling a log with a skirt on. A better scenic look off trail will take you through brush. Legs are going to get scratched and may lead to infection. Ticks are going to get ya. Maybe not tomorrow or the next day, but they will get you. Most people won't tell you how they wound up with poison ivy all over their legs because they wore shorts. I bet there are many that wished they never wore a skirt. How many have heard of hikers getting chiggers because they were wearing shorts.

I think I'm a realist. I see things how they really are.

As we know there are many an interesting sight along the trails. People are interesting because they hike their own hike.

What was your first impression of the ladies from Russia with the full length skirts?
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Re: kilts being worn when hiking

Post by sarbar » Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:36 pm

I have worn skirts, skorts and shorts when crossing trees, going cross country and doing things like snow crossings. If it is an issue of mobility (and it usually isn't as my skirts and skorts have Lycra in them), you just hitch it up a few inches.

Now out here we have poison Oak, not Ivy, so hence you can avoid it quite easily. (And ticks you don't see often in the PNW, unless East of the Crest)

In all honesty, I have had more issues in pants than shorts-as I am short. When crossing logs, I cannot just step over usually, I have to climb up and over. I have had my lower pant legs get snagged on lower branches in the past. I consider cuts to be part of the game...I get worse going X/C and having huckleberry branches impale me in the knee (that doesn't feel good), and pants or shorts isn't going to stop it. Shorts just means I don't have a hole in my fabric.....

The Russian Lady? Sure, I paused for a second...she was 4 or so miles in, and had climbed over 2K of gain at that point. She was wearing a dress you might see on a Amish woman, full bonnet and everything. She was happy as could be, and doing quite well. Not what you'd want to wear if fording rivers, but for alpine hiking it was fine.

And yeah, she wasn't getting bitten by the bugs unlike me.
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Re: kilts being worn when hiking

Post by Skidsteer » Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:40 pm

A very gracious reply, Sarbar.

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Re: kilts being worn when hiking

Post by zelph » Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:42 pm

sarbar wrote:I have worn skirts, skorts and shorts when crossing trees, going cross country and doing things like snow crossings. If it is an issue of mobility (and it usually isn't as my skirts and skorts have Lycra in them), you just hitch it up a few inches.

Now out here we have poison Oak, not Ivy, so hence you can avoid it quite easily. (And ticks you don't see often in the PNW, unless East of the Crest)

In all honesty, I have had more issues in pants than shorts-as I am short. When crossing logs, I cannot just step over usually, I have to climb up and over. I have had my lower pant legs get snagged on lower branches in the past. I consider cuts to be part of the game...I get worse going X/C and having huckleberry branches impale me in the knee (that doesn't feel good), and pants or shorts isn't going to stop it. Shorts just means I don't have a hole in my fabric.....

The Russian Lady? Sure, I paused for a second...she was 4 or so miles in, and had climbed over 2K of gain at that point. She was wearing a dress you might see on a Amish woman, full bonnet and everything. She was happy as could be, and doing quite well. Not what you'd want to wear if fording rivers, but for alpine hiking it was fine.

And yeah, she wasn't getting bitten by the bugs unlike me.
I understand your point. You are a good candidate for a skirt. I tend to think of trails like the one I was on in Maryland this year when I was on vacation there. My wife and I spent a couple of hours on a Blueblaze trail. The whiteblaze crossed it and I walked it for a hundred yards or so. Vegetation hung over it all the way up the distance. It was'nt a two lane trail. The photo shows the area approaching the trailcrossing. somewhere I have a photo that shows the trail with veggies, when I find I'll post.


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Re: kilts being worn when hiking

Post by sarbar » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:31 pm

Typical trail :D
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Re: kilts being worn when hiking

Post by zelph » Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:16 pm

sarbar wrote:Typical trail :D
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Looks good enough for high heels :D

I take it you don't wear skirts. You wear skorts/coulattes. Plenty of fabric there to protect your privates. I don't think they make kilts that way. :?:

I'm old fashioned, I kinda stick to the thought of: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
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Re: kilts being worn when hiking

Post by Pure Mahem » Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:04 pm

I like to wear a toga when hiking but the park ranger looks at me funny.....
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Re: kilts being worn when hiking

Post by zelph » Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:32 am

Pure Mahem wrote:I like to wear a toga when hiking but the park ranger looks at me funny.....
You got me curious, now I have to refresh my memory of what a toga looks like. Good Google, Go Fetch :D I'm thinking Roman garb.

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