I will be moving to Syracuse next year and wanted to take advantage of this to do some hiking in the Dacks; maybe even go after the 46. I have plenty of experience in the Catskills, but not the Adirondacks. I realize that snowshoes are, in fact, legally required on the trails. However, I know that the microspikes vs crampons debate is fairly contentious. I am certain that there are countless threads on this topics, but I will admit that I don't really feel like sifting through the search...any preferences? Finally, I saw that the ADK mountain club recommends an ice axe for winter climbs. Is this really necessary? Thanks.
No announcement yet.
Winter ADK hiking gear