Tracking Boots

July 24, 2013

Some of you have seen our tracking test area.  It’s around 600 acres in the Big Foot section of the Cibola National Forest.  I am so hoping that that area has enjoyed the quantity of rainfall we’ve had here.  It’s time to go back to tracking with Chase.  I’m planning (hoping) to get him certified to enter our January TD Test.  My tracking adventures came to a halt when my wonderful Ecco hiking boots died.  The injected rubber soles simply began to peel away.  I sent the boots in to a factory authorized repair shop in San Diego for inspection.  They declared the problem to be a manufacturer’s defect (though I’d been using the boots for more than 10 years).  I was given a 50%-off voucher for a new paid of boots.

My leather boots are no longer manufactured.  I’ve been checking the website since January and now FINALLY, there is a pair of boots that I think will work.  I ordered them yesterday.  Once they arrive, we will have no excuse.


Chase, find it!



  1. Cindy Forbes says:


  2. Terry Smith says:

    Hi Penni: What is the brand? I am looking for some lightweight, waterproof hiking boots and I sure like the looks of these. I’ll need to do some research as I have a very wide foot which eliminates some brands. Thanks for any info. Terry

  3. nancy says:

    Those boots were made for tracking, that’s just what they’ll do. One of these days these boots,are going to track.. With sympathy to Nancy Sinatra. They look wonderful.

  4. Michele Nelson Janke says:

    I love Ecco boots! 20 yrs as a FedEx driver, in and out of the truck 100+ times each day, these were the best! Worth every penny, light weight and never a ‘break-in’ period.