Short AT day hike in winter

Posted by: dylansdad77

Short AT day hike in winter - 01/04/17 04:19 PM

Hi all - looking to try some winter hiking, up until now I've always been a 3 season hiker. I am looking for a moderate stretch of AT in eastern PA, NJ or southern NY and would prefer to avoid anything too technical (requiring crampons, etc.).

Any suggestions?
Posted by: bluefish

Re: Short AT day hike in winter - 01/08/17 07:25 PM

Anywhere you mentioned can be done right now with care, or better, carry some micro-spikes to slip on. Just did 20 miles plus in Harriman without using them, but, could have in spots. Trekking poles help, too.
Posted by: OregonMouse

Re: Short AT day hike in winter - 01/08/17 07:30 PM

Microspikes are not just for hiking; they are great in icy conditions at home, too. Rright now I need them if I even want to venture out my door!