Any one know some about this? All I know is that hiking is slow and painful especially in ski boots and I don't want to telemark Is AT a good idea if not what do you reccommend. Here is what I've tried so far for getting into the backcountry.
Hiking in ski boots - sucks
Ski boots with snowshoes - sucks
snowshoes with regular hiking boots - good but I have to pack my boots and change when I get to the top