I have never hiked in the winter, but im getting cabin fever so i decided it was time to jump into it, and am getting a little confused about all the different types of footwear.
Any help would be appreciated
1) Do i need snowshoes? I assume that if I do I need some that were built for rugged terrain.
2) What kind of crampons should i buy? I've been looking at some different 10 point for a flexible winter hiking boot (keen growler), but do i need to have a better pair with plastic boots instead? I dont plan on ice climbing, maybe a lionhead winter hike at the most.
Thanks in advance, I didn't think I would miss the mountains this much when fall ended.