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Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro

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Charlie -walking across the frozen snow.

Maine in the winter is cold, snowy and long.  Sometimes getting outdoors isn’t very easy to do.  I enjoy snowshoeing, and don’t mind the snow.  I’m not crazy about bitter cold and ice though.  Hillsound may have provided some relief from the ice – now if they could do something about the cold.   The Trail Crampon Pro’s offer some very aggressive ice crampons that make being outdoors less slippery and much more enjoyable.  Follow along for my initial thoughts, and then check back next month for a follow up.  Click Here to read on.

Yaktrax Run

Review by Arnie P

Yaktrax Run in Harold Parker Forest

Yaktrax Run in Harold Parker Forest

Yaktrax provided the Run for review purposes.

Yaktrax Run

The latest snow arrived overnight and it was still snowing in the morning. With predictions of the snow turning to rain by noon, I was not inspired to do anything. As the morning progressed, the snow stopped falling and temperatures remained in the mid 20’s. I knew a few ice spots remained from a previous storm. When the snow stopped falling, there was 4-6 inches of snow on the driveway. This was the perfect time to put the Yaktrax Run on before leaving the house. I use a snow scooper to push the snow off the driveway. The extra traction made this a slip free job. I really liked the feel of the carbide spikes. I could feel that the carbide tips were there, but I was still comfortable. I felt stable and confident pushing the snow over the several icy spots.  To read more please click here.