Just returned from Sawnee Mountain. My pack has mostly real gear in it now - I added some extra to make it 27 lb (including water and 3 days food). I thought there was a rock that worked its way into my heel and stuck in the webbing of my Thorlo Lt hiking sock or something, but upon closer examination, the sock balled-up and made a lump. I think I’ve already got the start of a blister and it was only a 3 mile hike! Darn Tough is in the lead.
I ordered the Altra Lone Peak 4.0 when it was released, but it’s been a week and hasn’t shipped yet.
Average hike speed was 29.5 min/mile, which was hot and tiring. I drank the whole liter of water I packed.