Built to perform well in the “rugged Northwest,” these boots also did marvelously well in the scrabbly Ozarks. Having turned my ankle 和 torn a ligament a few months ago, 和 with it still on the mend, I looked through my extensive boot collection (including several models of Danner Boots) to find the perfect ones for this trek – which would be slippery 和 uneven. I chose to wear a pair of 山600 boots, which were a gift from Danner to me 2 summers ago for a cave shoot over at 岩堡 在肯塔基州。
我本来不想写这些靴子，但他们赚了。最近，我只穿了Danner 高地靴, with 8-inch tops, so I went out the door feeling slightly skeptical about wearing these boots instead. Had I made the right decision 和 should I throw the trusty taller hunting boots in the back of the truck, too?
I figured I could tough it out, if need be. The entire trail only lasted 2 miles, 和 really, I could hobble back if I needed to do so.
格里尔泉（Greer Spring）每天每天消耗2220万加仑水，并流入十一角河（Eleven Point River），如果你住在奥扎克斯（Ozarks）附近，那就像是河流系统的电影明星。格里尔·斯普林（Greer Spring）位于俄勒冈州，属于国家 Wild and Scenic Rivers System, 和 is frankly a big deal in these parts of the country. People come from all around the US to float this river 和 the Current 和 Jacks Fork 河流,which are of the protected Ozark National 风景名胜 Riverways. They are luscious when flowing 和 abundant with wildlife. I could hardly wait to see this site. Oh, 和 Greer Spring is the largest spring in any national forest in this land, 和 is located inside the Mark Twain National Forest, which is another pride 和 joy of our state.
A soggy, well-designed path led down to the viewing area above the boiling spring site. Then, we had to pick our way over roots 和 rocks to get down to the stream where the water gushed from 2 discerable points: from a cave 和, up at what we call a “boiling point.” I would not a bring a small child down to this part of the stream. The water ran wild 和 pounded rocks. It looked blue 和 green 和 foamy white. It also looked unforgiving, 和 even though I’ve had lifeguard training 和 been a lifeguard trainer, I wouldn’t want to test my skills in this patch of a stream. I think I would want to wear a helmet.
For most of the visit, we had the place to ourselves. Two other couples appeared during our visit, but left shortly thereafter. We admired the beautiful rocks, the bluffs alongside the stream 和 of course, the water.
And then, it came time to go back up to the truck. These boots now took the force of my feet on the heel area. Frankly, I didn’t even have to retie them. They never overturned, except one time, when I hit a root with the side of my foot 和 the boot helped me quickly correct my step. It didn’t even hurt.
Danner mentions that this boot runs large. You may want to try a size down, or adjust with other insoles 和 thicker socks.
丹纳山600 厂商建议零售价：$ 180
Available in other colors 和 materials, 和 prices vary.
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