A far more stringent test today. The beginning of the trail is a long, steep, and relentless descent with very rocky underfooting. Rather strenuous, and nasty tumbles await the unwary. I speak from experience.
But the new boots were more than up to that challenge, glad to say, as well as the steep ascents that followed.
Warm enough for shorts and tee shirt, and being out in Nature was joyous and fulfilling.