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  • Ken Knecht

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    February 12, 2018 at 11:36 am

    I used micro spikes on the Cucamonga Peak hike last weekend. There were spots of ice the full width across the trail, and always on the really steep slopes. Funny how that works out. I did come across a Park Ranger and volunteer at Ice House Saddle and he said that micro spikes are not near as good, or safe, as cramp-ons. Since I really don't do a lot of snow/ice hiking I didn't realize there was a difference. Maybe people here with more knowledge and make the distinction.