My legs are still cut underneath my pants
Those NC nettles may even be meaner than we have on the TN side
I couldn't imagine what my legs would look like if I wore shorts, but am sure I'd need a bigger first aid kit.
Are you people in shorts getting into the backcountry? If so do you just stick to nice trails and the many paths that lead from the trail to the creek, or do you get get up close with the nettles, rhodo, greenbriers, or whatever else may be in your path?