How do the few backpackers who do on occasion pull a sled behind deal with this? Is the sled that narrow? (no sarcasm, i'm actually curious)
Don't bushwhack but I do own a pair of the big Tubbs, got them first 11 years ago, they currently collect dust in basement.
On the ADK issue, can someone enlighten me.
Since we don't all have the same snowshoes, how is it decided up high when crampons are okay instead of snowshoes? I get the sign at the trailhead that says you must use snowshoes or the 8" at the trailhead rule but if two people are going up a peak with some fairly steep terrain, the second guys has older shoes with worn or a less aggressive cleat, his snowshoe may not cut it, especially if the worn path has been glissaded down. he'll need crampons but the other guy won't.
Is there a sign near treeline or near the steeps (like the STOP signs in the Presidentials) that tells people they can now use crampons at this point & not be in violation of the 'Burgermeister's' snowshoe laws? It's a personal (safety) decision based on what should be common sense in New England but since you can't use your judgement on snowshoes in the ADK, how do they monitor if you put crampons on too soon or leave them on longer when descending??????
I'm an occasional Catskill hiker, is the snowshoe ordinance in effect there too? If not, how can people be smart enough to know what to place on boots there but need state guidance a bit further north in the same state?