schmalz wrote:Gtx socks might have been a good idea.
Trust me, GTX socks are worthless in those conditions. Andy & I both had a pair, and while they're initially nice, once they're wetted out (not really from the snow, but the constant flowing streams across the trail, down the trail, and of course the fords), they're just big, wet, heavy weights.
I thought mine where bad, but Andy had to periodically take his off and pour water out of them - at least I could wring mine out. Seems at a certain point, the water is kept in and the air out. LOL
Next time, I would take wool socks - same effect, but better quality. I had two pairs of light syn/cotton for the hot marches through Le Conte, Woods & Kearsarge.