Waterproof hiking boots necessary?

Sep 7th, 2004, 02:34 PM
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Waterproof hiking boots necessary?

Hello - all the postings here have immensely helped me plan my trip to Costa Rica for October; however, I was wondering if waterproof hiking boots are a necessity for the rainy season?

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Sep 7th, 2004, 02:47 PM
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In October, they sure wouldn't hurt! Probably not a necessity, but if you have them, I'd take them along. Even though mornings will most likely be rain-free (heavy on the most likely), trails will probably be wet, maybe muddy, from the afternoon and night before. Still, I wouldn't consider them a necessity for most areas.
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Sep 7th, 2004, 07:38 PM
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Whatever boots you take, be sure they have good, non-slip soles.
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Sep 9th, 2004, 04:20 PM
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Thanks kindly - I think I will go without and save myself the $100.
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Sep 9th, 2004, 04:30 PM
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I have to agree with Shillmac - waterproof shoes or boots aren't absolutely neccesary, but you might be very glad to have them. Depends on how much hiking and tromping around you tend to do. We did a lot of hiking through the rain through wet, mucky forests, and definitely intend to bring gortex boots on our next trip to CR!
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