Related . . . warm days and freezing nights are a recipe for treacherous hiking conditions. Most of the hike up to Scenic is steep and now we have very slick ice conditions that are far more slippery than snow. Some form of extra traction is necessary . . . Trax, crampons, even snowshoes for the cleats on the ice.
Snow is so much easier to travel over. Does anyone know a snow-dance? :-)