I appreciate the input. Do you think some one that would hike up there would be mean enough to hide my shoes or steal them?
I was thinking of tying them together and hanging from a tree.
I wouldn't take my chances just hanging them from a tree in clear sight from the trail. I wouldn't put it past some dishonest person to try to steal them, especially if they are nice and happen to be my, er i mean, his size.
I'd walk a hundred feet off the trail and hang them up. Plus i'd make sure they were in a bag or something in case it rains on them.