As JohnnyBGood said in this thread:
yes the trails are holding snow. The hike I did today would have been dangerous without traction devices.
He actually came down Monday (2-14) to scout out a few trails so he, I , and Hobbs, could meet up todayand do a few trails in the park.
After he saw the ice, we decided to call off the hike today since both he and Hobbs would be driving a fair distance just to attempt icy conditions.
I got up this morning and just couldn't sit still. I'm leaving VA on Friday and just needed to get some SNP trail time in before I left.
The trails are icy. I did OK with Yaktrax, but it was a bit foolish for me to hike in those conditions alone. Careful out there.
Some pics of the day:
PS: Thanks for the help JohnnyBGood..... much appreciated......I'll be back!