|Snow and ice greet the reviewer on Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park|
|Yaktrax regular walkers with the coils|
Once I got out of the icy and steeper terrain, I hiked along just fine on the regular walkers while those in tennis shoes without traction were slipping on the snowy trail. Everyone wanted to know what I was wearing on my feet to deal with the winter conditions.
The south (like Virginia where the park is located) tends to get more ice than snow, and with melting from warmer temps and then refreezing, traction devices with microspikes are probably a better choice.