Same! I also picked one of these up last year. Sticks and/or back of boot works 90% of the time, but in rockier soil it would be a pain. I figured at this weight it can't hurt to carry it and I find myself using it more often than not.I just used a stick or whatever was handy for a long time, but last summer I picked this up: https://www.garagegrowngear.com/col...sories/products/deuce-2-trowel-by-the-tentlab
Only 0.6oz, and it makes digging a good hole a helluva lot easier, especially with hard dirt or lots of roots. I do like the idea of just carrying and using a snow tent stake though.