Quote Originally Posted by JoshandBaron View Post
I really enjoy the stability a snowshoe provides and rarely carry spikes these days.
I too prefer snowshoes when there is enough snow, even on packed trails... However, when it's very rocky (above treeline for example), it's cheaper to wear out, sharpen, and replace microspikes than snowhoes, and it's less awkward as well.

I've been atop the Adams/Madison combo in some form 3 times this winter and Madison was best bare-booting, Adams in spikes, and snowshoes for the snowfields that surround the cones. Granted it is a below average snow year in 2020... (so far)