I’ll be heading to Big Bend in September to do some hiking and I was wondering what sort of shoes I’ll need? I’ve been reading through the reviews of the different trails and it sounds like trainers/trail runners will be fine for the majority of trails but are there any that would require sturdier footwear? I’ll be travelling around for a couple of weeks beforehand so I don’t really want to be carrying round my hiking shoes unless they're definitely needed…
Also probably a bit of a long shot, but I’ll be buying a tent once I'm out there and it seems such a waste to only use it for a few days as I wont have the space to bring it back with me. I know some charities here try and recycle tents after festivals (assuming they're still in a fit state!!) so does anyone know of anywhere on the way back to Dallas where I could drop it off so that it might get re-used?