I hear you about the boots. I was up in Waterton N.P. back in June 2002. We got three feet of snow and everyone was stranded for several days. Funny thing though....I am Puerto Rican and was stationed here in Florida at the time so I came to Canada prepared. Your countrymen were in their Miatas and flip flops enjoying the "summer" weather when this storm came from out of nowhere. I had rented a 4-wheel drive so I was helping them out of the snow banks! Go figure. LOL!!!
It is a tough decision whether to lower it considering all the snow you guys get up in the North country. Regardless, your ride looks great....keep posting pics and stay well.