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Postby KentonB » Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:45 pm

Slow Moving Fun Seeker wrote:These guys are a bit pricey but work great for additional traction in packed snow. Real easy to put on/take off and fit over any kind of shoe/boot.

http://www.backcountrygear.com/catalog/ ... tID=KAH100


I saw those when I bought my StabilIcers. No doubt they have even better traction, but at over triple the cost, I figured the StabilIcers would do fine for the hiking I do (and so far they have!).

Postby Jon Frohlich » Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:48 pm

I still think this is the best solution for icy trails.

http://www.skyrunner.com/screwshoe.htm

As long as you have a pair of boots or shoes you don't care about too much it works great. Screws are a lot cheaper than Yaktrax or Stabilicers.

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Postby KentonB » Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:25 pm

Jon Frohlich wrote:I still think this is the best solution for icy trails.

http://www.skyrunner.com/screwshoe.htm


... and it works! I had a roommate do this many years ago. It worked great. Functionally, its about the same as "StabilIcers". The only downside is that you can't slip them off and on.

... but you do save ~$45!

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Postby telehead » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:10 am

I always used to carry a pair of old goggles on every climb past Sept/Oct.

I got caught in a snowstorm in Indian Peaks one time above treeline and all I had was sunglasses. Will never make that mistake again.
"Going where the wind don't blow so strange, maybe off on some high cold mountain chain"

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