[pct-l] Epic snowyear: K10 Crampons --> boots mandatory ?

Scott Diamond scott.diamond.mail at gmail.com
Mon Apr 10 13:57:37 CDT 2017

Hi Stefan,

I used K10 last year on the PCT (of course there were not many places that
I needed to put them on last year). They worked fine with my trail shoes.
Once one they provide a high level of confidence but they are somewhat of a
pain to put on/take off. You might consider having a pair of microspikes in
reserve to be mailed to you when you get further north. Microspikes are
much easier to deal with (easy on/off and easy to pack).

I'd bring crampon & ice axe for San Jacinto this year but maybe the locals
have better info than I do.


On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 9:51 AM, Stefan Popa <stefan.popa at gmx.net> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> because of the epic snow year we are facing i bought a pair of Kahtoola
> K10 crampons
> instead of the microspikes.
> Next question is: do i need boots for the crampons or can i use them with
> trailrunners ?
> Does anyone use them successful with trailrunners?
> Would you bring crampons / iceaxe to Mt. San Jacinto this year (mid may) ?
> Happy Hiking and god bless you all
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