My feet really suffered that first week. Strange, because I've never had a problem with blisters when wearing my EMS Dry Hiker boots. I think (1) my non-hiking lifestyle for the past year and (2) the heat made for an unfortunate combination when it came to my feet. The experienced hiker's blister treatments of choice, as you can see here, are Compeed (a Band-Aid product) and duct tape.
This picture was taken as we rested and enjoyed Laurel Falls, which is just north of Dennis Cover Road and Kincora Hostel.