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    For a sheep hunt that can go to Sept. 17th in Chugach State Park, would you recommned packing crampons? I have them and included them in my original packing list. Areas are Peter's Creek Drainage, Thunderbird Creek Drainage, and Goat Creek Drainage.
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    I haven't used crampons on any of the sheep hunts that I've done or have accompanied people on in 14C. I don't think they're necessary, but I've also spent a lot of time in these mountains and feel pretty sure-footed.

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    i like the 4 point crampons light wt.,compact did not bring them on last sheep hunt wish i had but usually don't need them for sheep but i have used them for deer in the sound also after little rain it is nice to have better footing.
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    For those drainages prob'ly not, but for some areas of the Chugach with heavy glaciation: crampons, ice ax, and rope are usually a good idea. I think it depends more on the anticipated terrain you expect to engage rather than the time of the year.

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