Mt. Morgan Hike – Microspikes in the Snow


I did this hike as an exploration of what this whole winter hiking thing was about.  Cold weather is one thing.  A snow covered trail is another.  I must say I love winter hiking completely.  With the proper clothes to keep you warm and dry, plus decent traction to keep you moving, the experience is a pure one.

I started for real winter hiking by ascending little Mt. Morgan, since it’s very manageable, and I’m very familiar with the trail.  I wore microspikes and ascended easily.  Descent was actually fun.  I could sort of ski/slide my way down on the steep sections with my boots and microspikes.

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By Ethan Banks

Ethan Banks is a podcaster and writer with a BSCS and 20+ years in enterprise IT. He's operated data centers with a special focus on infrastructure — especially networking. He's been a CNE, MCSE, CEH, CCNA, CCNP, CCSP, and CCIE R&S #20655. He's the co-founder of Packet Pushers Interactive, LLC where he creates content for humans in the hot aisle.