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Hiking boot impacts on woodland trails

Hiking boot impacts on woodland trails

Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 38(2): 119-121

The effects of two types of hiking boots on erosion of woodland trails was compared. Hikers wore conventional lug-soled boots or boots with a corrugated rubber compound sole. The trails were used at two intensities, 600 passes and 2,400 passes per plot at weekly intervals over a 6-week period. No significant differences between the two hiking boots were detected in comparisons of yields of organic matter and eroded soil from the plots.

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