Found the Way (to run on ice)
Temperatures are rising up top. Yesterday was a beautiful day. The high was in the upper 40s. The snow and ice is starting to melt away. There are still some icy patches up top.
Chris and I are back in training mode. We have a race in February we are training for. The icy trail was putting a damper on our schedule. Thanks to our good buddy, Dave Worth, he shared with us the solution to icy trails. Sheet metal screws in the bottom of our shoes. We drilled the short screws into the bottom of our old running shoes. So, if you hike up and see two fools running around on the ice, no worries, we are prepared.
11/2/2011 02:55:51 am
You will have to try a pair of golf shoes with the spikes already in them. I would think that they would work well too>
11/2/2011 03:38:48 am
I assume there is a trick to getting them cut to the correct length?
11/2/2011 04:53:39 am
We returned back to Georgia safely after our stay halloween night at the lodge! thanks to the crew, and thanks for the wonderful meals! Sunset and sunrise were amazing! we also came up for our 35th anniversary this yr in July for a day hike!! and looking forward to some great times up there again!! soon!
11/2/2011 06:39:23 am
Coming up on the 17th to stay in the shelter again. Will I still be able to get water at the lodge then?
11/2/2011 09:55:57 am
I noticed on yesterday's posting that you have someone for the winter. You will explain that priority number one is a daily photo and report for those of us living vicariously through him, right.
11/2/2011 10:27:24 am
I second the above!
11/2/2011 10:37:27 am
I third the above !
11/2/2011 10:39:18 am
I third the Paul B comment!!! =D
11/2/2011 10:46:17 am
11/2/2011 10:47:37 am
Sorry, first attempt was ambushed by my computer! Comment regarding the screws in the shoes trick...my grandfather would say "there's more than one way to skin a cat". And you've proven it. Good luck on the February race. Looking forward to the winter caretakers pics and commentaries.
11/9/2011 06:15:35 am
We have used Yak-Trax on the icy trails. They work great. They are available in Gatlinburg.
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