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Stick season is the worst. I’ve got something outdoorsy to do every month of the year except that brief period of time in late fall and early winter when the trails have iced up but there’s not enough snow to justify snowshoes. That’s why I desperately need a pair of microspikes. I’ll take a pair of
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