I agree Sailor, that the hard packed snow is not such an issue, especially if its not deep. Here in Maine we do get deep snow, and it often is soft enough that you may sink a foot or two down. I think that may be because our weather varies so much. Earlier this week it was -2 and we had tons of snow, today it was 55 and we got enough rain to wash the snow away...so maybe I only think of it because of where I live?
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