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    Winter Hiking

    Anyone do it on here? Looking to do some hiking up in the Whites over the winter. Any tips other than pack as if you might have to spend the night in the mountains? Boot suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Warm ones
    Should they be comfortable too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Yup. And waterproof
    That eliminates my Uggs....
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    I picked up a pair of Lowa Cevedale Pro GTX this year. Took a while to break in, but rock solid. Waterproof, sturdy but not completely immobile, good traction on bare rock. Crampon compatible if it comes to it.
    All skiing is good. Some skiing isn't as good. But all skiing is good.

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    Tips: dress in layers. The same base/mid/shell approach you'd use for skiing works great for hiking. It may be freezing cold but you'll still work up a sweat hiking up a steep ascent. Sweat = big trouble, so shed down to the midlayer and cool off.
    All skiing is good. Some skiing isn't as good. But all skiing is good.

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    Don't post holes! Snow shoes for your safety and the preservation of the trail. MSRs are great, lightweight, and have built-in teeth like microspikes that grip the most bulletproof of surfaces.
    All skiing is good. Some skiing isn't as good. But all skiing is good.

    @mtncobber on the instafeeds.

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    Pack a backpacking stove. In a pinch you can melt snow for water. If nothing else, a warm meal feels better. Be sure to buy the four season mix of gas and wrap the tin in duct tape (it will get cold enough to give you frostbite if left bare) and keep a lighter on a necklace under your shirt or use a flint. Butane and cold don't mix well.
    All skiing is good. Some skiing isn't as good. But all skiing is good.

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    Thanks wtcobb.

    I already have the MSR snow shoes and like them so far on some local stuff over the past few years. A lot of the clothing I know can cross over from ski to hiking, I'm still debating on insulated boots, if so is 200 or 400 thinsulate needed. I don't plan on doing any overnights out there, just day hiking.
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