Spikes: Why they are required for fall, winter & spring hiking

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An important product I require during the fall/winter/spring hiking season, October through June are spikes, preferably Kahtoola MICROspikes.


These are available to my hikers for a discount price of $50, (reg. $70).

We've had many winter seasons to test a variety of traction devices throughout the 17 years of hiking and walking on ice/snow packed trails. These are easily our favorite! They slip over the hiking shoe, fit tightly and keep you confidently moving without even noticing you are walking on slippery surfaces.


To understand just how well they work, take off your spikes and walk on the same terrain. You'll notice the difference very quickly.

Bring them on EVERY HIKE. They weigh less than 1 pound.


In October and November our hikes start out dry or mud/snow mix then it may become a mixture of ice and mud within the first 30 minutes of hiking up a trail.


It only takes one fall to potentially ruin your winter. Carrying spikes with you on ALL hikes will help you be prepared for any type of terrain you encounter. When the trail turns to ice or snow, we stop, put them on then continue hiking.

If you need a pair, text me at 801-278-5313. You may pick them up at my home in Holladay or I'll bring them on our hikes and get a pair before we start hiking. Contact me in advance to make sure I bring your size.

If you need assistance putting them on correctly, let me know.

I'm happy to help.


We have been using these for several years and we love them because they are very durable and keep us safe! It's a one time purchase that will last several years. They take just a minute to put on.

I keep several pair in stock at all times. They are black and come in four sizes: small, medium, large, X Large. Tell me your shoe size. Consider keeping an extra pair on hand in case a friend wants to come hiking with you.


Purchase from me via cash or VENMO.

Venmo user name: @sheryl-mcglochlin


Falls are the most common injury in Utah during the winter and that doesn't even include people hiking. For me, I'm amazed at how confident I feel when a wear spikes. I don't think twice about hiking up or even running down a snow-packed trail when I'm wearing the spikes.


If you know someone, especially an elderly person who shovels snow or walks outside to get the mail, tell them about the spikes. I'll sell them to anyone who contacts me. They cost much less than a hip or knee replacement.


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