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Hello , I am a new member and found a post from this site back in 2011 discussing Lowa boots. If it had not been for that discussion I would not have found out the model of the Lowas I have owned since late 1976. The pictures are from the Chitna Glacier in Sept. 1977 and a sheep and bear hunt that my partner and I went on. This hunt was 14 days long and the year before was 16 days long. (Did not use them in 1976) I lived in Alaska in the 70s and was a resident and the Chitna Glacier area was open for hunting but it was a flyin only due to remoteness. It is now part of the D2 landbill and has been a Park since about 1978 or 1979.... only subsistant hunting now. I only used my Lowas while we were on the Chitna Glacier or the river bed below it and I did not wear them for the other climbing or trails as I prefered a lighter and not as rigid design type boot. The boots were excellant for the poor footing on the glacier and the morraines because of their rigid and rugged design.
Ok,,,,sorry about the long post , but now these boots have been sitting in storage in my closet since these pictures have been taken. I believe they are either 10 1/2 or 11 and can't remember . I am looking to sell them but have no idea what they are worth now. One of the laces is broken and retied as you can see in the photos from the old days and they are the originals. I do not know what they would bring and just kinda looking for some direction and if anyone might be interested in them. Those pictures bring back some memories of the assault up the Chitna Glacier 23 miles from where the pictures was taken which is just at the end where the river bed picks up. Any help on this would be appreciated. God Bless, Bill
P.S. Notice the lower picture of day one just after we got out of the bush plane and the picture of me holding the Dall ram at the end of the hunt in the same spot waiting for the bush pilot. 14 days of rugged hiking and climbing and loosing 15 pounds is one way to get the POW look.