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About a week after @johnpa completed his Canyon backpack trip I hiked down the Bright Angel trail for one of my volunteer patrol shifts.

 

The canyon received 5 to 7 inches of snow that Tuesday.

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Early that morning there was about two inches on top of a lot of ice.  It was very, very slick!  
I was using shoe traction devices with 3/8” spikes and taking a very short stride. 

 

 I was told that the mules didn’t attempt the trails that morning.  Doesn’t say much for my good sense does it?

 

 

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beautiful! but be careful out there Jim!

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37 minutes ago, theksmith said:

beautiful! but be careful out there Jim!

 

X2!

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5 hours ago, dzJeepChic said:

 

X2!

X3, that is beautiful!

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43 minutes ago, shellback91 said:

X3, that is beautiful!

X4.  amazing pic. Thanks for sharing!!

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Thanks everyone but with the 3/8” ice spikes I was using along with my poles I felt very secure.

 

Hiking uphill that afternoon  the spikes worked really well handling the semi frozen mud.

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Wow, I just missed the fun. You're correct, those crampons saved my bacon on this trail. Glad you are safe.

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That is absolutely beautiful!

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