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Going to Kodiak Island if all goes well. Has anybody used trekking poles in that terrain? I would think they would be helpful under a load but the wet soggy terrain might be a problem. Poles might sink in and cause more of a problem than a benefit. If you do use a pole, what brand?
No, I've never used them in that sort of surface, but Leki makes extremely good poles that are well worth it in most surfaces - I've used them in soft snow a lot snow shoeing or back country skiing... very solid poles, should you choose to make the investment.
Make sure they have baskets on them and they will not sink in. They work really well everywhere I have used them including Kodiak.