I have found that some boots work better than others when you are hiking up and down as well as sidehilling. You need boots that fit well and provide support. Boots that are great for short hikes and stand hunting just won't work. Once your feet start hurting, it doesn't matter how strong your legs or lungs are. I have been researching on the net and have found a boot that is highly recommended by mountain hunting guides. It is the Lowa Hunter GTX Etreme. Has anyone tried this boot? Any inputs on suitable boots for serious backpacking for oct-nov mule deer/elk hunting is what I am looking for. Also, how do you dry out the inside of your boots after a long days hunt.