Doing a day hike in early October.
Any suggestions for footwear? Based on what I've read, I suppose it will be cold (possibly at or below freezing).
I haven't done much hiking in the cold (except some snowshoeing and hike-to snowboarding). I'm unsure between:
1. Standard hiking boots - already have a good pair that are broken in. Not really winter boots but they're definitely too warm in regular weather (so perhaps ok in cold weather?)
2. Waterproof trail running shoes - already have. Can get gaiters if needed.
3. Winter hiking boots - don't have and don't really want to buy just for one trip if I can avoid it
I generally prefer hiking in trail running shoes, but I can put up with boots if that would be better.
Mainly concerned about being warm enough, my feet not sweating.
I think there will be minimal, if any, snow - b/c if there's a lot, i'll ditch the trip
Will bring microspikes if there's any snow on the trail. Of course it's fairly warm now so hard to test things out until I get much closer (Sept).
Any advice? thanks!