Yesterday, Dan and I tried to hike Crane Mountain near Johnsburg, NY. Totally failed.
Despite knowing it would be icy, Dan decided not to bring the yaktrax or his crampons (which would have been excessive, but still would have worked). The trail was a sheet of ice, covered in an inch of snow. The higher we got, the slicker it got. The thicker the ice. There were fewer and fewer things for us to grab on to (trees, rocks) and fewer and fewer places to step.
We got to one treacherous sheet of ice and couldn’t go any further.
Embarrassed, defeated, and disappointed—we turned around and slid back down to the car.
So lame. I almost didn’t want to share this because it’s so embarrassing.
I’ll be buying these the next time I’m at EMS.