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    Divabella is offline
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    Colombier Footwear

    We are keeping packing to a minimum, no room for sneakers. Will water shoes be sufficient for the trek in? I've used them for hikes into some St John beaches and they were perfect. Being a newbie, I'm not sure how difficult Colombier is.

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    andynap is online now
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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    Water shoes are fine


    Andy

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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    And a hat!

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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    Quote Originally Posted by andynap View Post
    Water shoes are fine
    Or even barefoot
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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    No problem! Don't worry be happy! Carry a pitcher of Le Ti Punch as well as the contents will help your feet! LOL!

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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    Easy walk and water shoes will be fine
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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    Quote Originally Posted by Divabella View Post
    We are keeping packing to a minimum, no room for sneakers. Will water shoes be sufficient for the trek in? I've used them for hikes into some St John beaches and they were perfect. Being a newbie, I'm not sure how difficult Colombier is.
    Do you mean are the water shoes ok to walk down and up this hike?
    I saw someone say barefoot is OK and was wondering in you were referring to the hike?

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    cassidain is offline
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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    Quote Originally Posted by MIke R View Post
    Easy walk and water shoes will be fine
    Or even barefoot
    Fils du Sud - Ministre de la Santé

    If I can't wear my Havaianas, I ain't goin'...ÀMHA

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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    We have done it in tevas and in water shoes.. not a problem!

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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    There are two paths to Columbier, one down from the Columbier lookout, and one from the end of the road in Flamands. ScottH's photo shows the beginning of the path from the Columbier lookout, and footwear which I think is appropriate to that path. I think that most who have commented are referring to the path from Flamands.

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    Divabella is offline
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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    ScottH, yes wondering if water shoes are ok for the hike. We'd be going via Flammands. I'm assuming the barefoot comments are trying to be funny. Also are we nuts if we lug chairs and a cooler?

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    andynap is online now
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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    If you are going to Colombier via Flamands less is better. Bring a blanket and a cooler. Forget the chair.


    Andy

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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    Quote Originally Posted by Divabella View Post
    ScottH, yes wondering if water shoes are ok for the hike. We'd be going via Flammands. I'm assuming the barefoot comments are trying to be funny. Also are we nuts if we lug chairs and a cooler?
    I guessed I missed the humor part. We have done both like most of the regulars on here. You should be fine with the water shoes. I think I did both with sandals but prefer sneakers now just for my own safety. Last trip we did the Flamands trip twice in one week for the views and beach. Agree, forget the chairs. A couple pictures of the path from Flamands.Name:  IMG_0944.jpg
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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    for the hike down from colombier something more substantial would be prudent. on the lower trail, as others have opined, almost anything will suffice: claquettes, water shoes, even barefoot if you're not a tenderfoot.
    Fils du Sud - Ministre de la Santé

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    Divabella is offline
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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    Beatiful pics! Thanks for sharing

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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    Here are some directions for the two Colombier paths and other hikes/walks around the island -

    https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/sho...s-Updated-2016
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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    Skip the chairs and cooler, wrap a cold drink in a towel to keep it cool. Bring lots of water and try to avoid leaving mid day. There are a couple of steep/ drop off/ gravely sections it is nice to have your hands free for. I would not go barefoot it's pretty rocky in places too.

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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    Here are some directions for the two Colombier paths and other hikes/walks around the island -

    https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/sho...s-Updated-2016
    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    When you arrive at the beach, keep walking further and the way down you will see becomes easier.

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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    Quote Originally Posted by stbartshopper View Post
    When you arrive at the beach, keep walking further and the way down you will see becomes easier.
    Further down to the LEFT!

    Also, if you have a chair that's easy to carry (like over your shoulder), bring 'em! I did this a couple weeks ago and it was easy. A half frozen bottle of water and/or wine will stay cool a long time if wrapped in a towel.

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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    You are the best Tim

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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    We have one of these that we take to Colombier: http://www.polarbearcoolers.com/cate...k-coolers.html

    It's easy to carry backpack and easily holds a bottle of wine, a few beers, water, and sandwiches. We have seen people hiking from Flamands barefoot. Nuts in my opinion. There are sharp rocks everywhere. Cut your foot and your trip is shot. We used to try to take chairs but it is not worth it unless you can take the hiking kind that are basically just sit on the sand with a backrest.

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    Re: Colombier Footwear

    Quote Originally Posted by zin View Post
    . We have seen people hiking from Flamands barefoot.
    moi aussi
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