User Review: Alico Men's Tahoe
Use: On trail medium to heavy loads
Break-in Period: weekend trip
These boots are great. I have worn them for four years and hiked countless miles in the Sierras and Alaska with them. Almost no breaking required, Never once had a blister and they provided enough ankle support for "On trail heavy loads".
Off trail you'll want a heavier boot perhaps depending on the weight you are carrying, which is why they also make mountaineering boots. I just ordered a new pair, and am SERIOUSLY thinking of getting their mountaineering boot for my late-fall early-winter trips into the Sierras and Washington...