Day 7 | Tandi to Sarchu
The previous day’s ride from Kaza was long and mostly wet. During some of the water crossings we helped others while standing in calf deep water. This had our boots become sealed containers for cold water. My Icon Patrol Boots worked perfectly in keeping my feet dry while riding. But they’re not fishing boots! The Boots have a soft padding inside which soaked up the water.
On this morning, as much as we tried, the boots were still wet from inside. I had a few dry pairs of socks and the Klim Latitude Misano pants were dry as well. Which left that single – but most important item – to get dry. The boots. The only way to keep socks and feet dry was to create a waterproof barrier between Boot and socked Foot. Cue plastic carrier bags (Publix) which were found in the luggage. Socked Feet wrapped nicely and slipped into Boots. Worked just fine. All day! The Drymax socks stopped the feet getting all clammy and made for a comfortable ride through the day.