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KEN LARSON
(KENLARSON) - MLife

Locale: Western Michigan
Pulk and Steep Ground on 10/31/2012 08:40:01 MDT Print View

Steve....Depending on the steepness, snow quality/type and pulk design are variable that play into this issue. If you place a "runner/keel" on the bottom of the pulk this helps side slipping. How you have attached the pulk to your body or pack is another.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: Lartnec Nagihcim
Re: Pulk and Steep Ground on 10/31/2012 08:44:48 MDT Print View

Thanks Ken, the keel is the same principle as with sailing.

Cheers,

Stephen

Edited by stephenm on 10/31/2012 08:46:12 MDT.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: Lartnec Nagihcim
Re: Re: Re: ADK Winter Lists on 10/31/2012 08:47:20 MDT Print View

That makes sense using the Shelter,

James Marco
(jamesdmarco) - MLife

Locale: Finger Lakes
Pulks in the ADK's on 10/31/2012 09:00:08 MDT Print View

Generally, in the first few miles from Heart Lake to Marcy Dam, pulks are OK. Down to the flowed lands they work. Depending on the exact trail your route takes you, they are often usefull for yoyos. For any loops including a peak, though, they are generally more trouble than they are worth. Trails are often twisty and can be steeper than a pulk can easily be pulled...or held back. Some are well over 45 degrees and are more like rock climbing than hiking trails. Check with local guides, but I cannot recommend them for general hiking in the High Peaks... Of corse there are always ways these hiking aids can work, depending on weather and your choice of trails...

Steve P
(swillhiker) - M
Re: Pulks in the ADK's on 10/31/2012 10:17:41 MDT Print View

+1 on the comment from James.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: Lartnec Nagihcim
Re: Re: Pulks in the ADK's on 10/31/2012 10:47:47 MDT Print View

Thanks guys,

Great advice all round.