I don't know what the trails look like in your area right now, but where I was hiking in the Whites this week, I hit ice, snow, and wet rock. For me, the safety of having trekking poles and micro spikes is critical. I won't be doing much backpacking this summer if I'm injured, ya know?
Also, if I believe in training with what you plan on using. If things change, well, that happens. But, if you intend to take a certain pair of pants, poles, or whatever, use them when you're training.
That's my 2 cents.