I was back over at Watchung on Prez Day. Snow was OK, and good powder stashes if you could find it. Also, took some relaly nice lines up and down the escarpment face. Def could not do that on XC skis!
I go in the Res a lot, what is the escarpment? Stick to the established trails to break in the snow, I'm gonna get this week on the skis Go by the watertower loop, that needs to be beaten in more, everyone goes around the lake.
Just looking at snowshoes right now...MSR Evo seems to be the thing to have. $99.95 online.
I swear by my Tubbs Crest. Great traction on the steepest slopes, Stairway to Heaven on the AT in Vernon at night is one of my favorite climbs.