[Cdt-l] Traction Devices

Paul Magnanti pmags at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 13 09:51:14 CST 2008

(sorry for the cross posts, but I though this was  cool link to share)

Every so often, people ask about traction devices for winter use. 

While technical mountaineering is far outside the scope for most of us
(myself included), you will often encounter stretches of icy trail in
not only winter, but also in the shoulder seasons.

This link provides a wonderful overview of traction devices for lighter
footwear. Though aimed for trail running, it can apply to hiking. By
the authors own admission, he often power hikes the steeper uphills. So
the info can be useful.

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