Really thinking about trying winter camping and hiking from Springer to Hightower tomorrow. Looks like weather is going to be 20s to 40s (according to atweather.org), so chilly but not too bad. I'll be using a tarp + hammock setup with an underquilt and 20 degree sleeping bag. I've tested the setup in the back yard the last few nights and it's comfortable. I used it at Black Gap a few weeks ago but didn't check temps (Amicalola said it was high 30s there). Thinking I'll hike from Springer to Hightower and then head back and camp at Hawk Mountain or Stover Gap (I usually average 2ish MPH and would get on trail about 10:00am). Anyone else gonna be on trail? Any pointers, suggestions, etc.?
Not entirely sure of my winter gear and was going to do a quick overnight hike from Springer to Hightower to test it out. Looked like it would be cold but dry Monday and Tuesday. Now looks like cold and wet, so gonna hold off on the gear testing.
@nathanu winter camping is so much fun!! Just a couple tips:
Have fun and be safe! 😄