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Old 01-20-2015, 04:25 PM   #40
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Totally agree with you trent. There is a reason people don't use snowshoes to climb walls of ice.

But I disagree that the law mandating skis or snowshoes is stupid.

If you think about it from a skiing POV it becomes more clear. Keep your skis on except where it becomes dangerous. If it is, put on crampons or skins. No one would be silly enough to climb steep rocky sections with skis on their feet, even with skins. Yet the law makes perfect sense except in those situations. And most skiers don't carry snowshoes.

So maybe if you are a hiker it seems ridiculous and you'll try to climb walls of ice with and technical sections with big clunky pieces of plastic strapped to your feet.

Typically the people that are issued tickets that I have heard of are walking on flat trails with bare boots or traction aids.
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