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What sort of foot wear add-ons do I need to hike in PA/NJ after the snow

I live in northeastern PA. Last winter I started hiking through the winter and was lucky that it didn't really snow so I didn't need to think about snow gear. After the ~foot of snow we got last week I'm feeling very grounded right now. I was curious what sort of footwear addons people would recommend for snow in this region. I'm wondering if I need snow shoes or if assuming I don't go out right after it snows if I'd be better off with just spikes. Recommendations on specific products would also be appreciated.

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I use sno seal on my boots for waterproofing and use gators for walking in snow 

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I was also going to recommend waterproofing and gaiters (gators, whatever) but Phil beat me to it...Get the long variety.

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further...if you're on a trail, you might consider some traction device to slip on if and when it gets a bit icy.

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Thanks all!

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Waterproof boots, gaiters and traction devices as above can be essential. If you venture further west into, say Tioga or Potter counties, you might even need snowshoes 😉

...Wanderer


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Hi @TammyS .  One more vote for gaiters and traction devices.  I live in northeastern Maryland and hike in York & Lancaster counties in PA frequently.  When the weather conditions demand it, I personally use Outdoor Research Verglas gaiters Kahtoola EXOspikes

Good luck and enjoy the snow!

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