1. marty smith says

    Do you have a section that devotes itself to thru hiking the AT from Ga in winter. I plan to leave mid January.

    • Karen Berger says

      No, we don’t. But I actually started my thruhike on January 20 at Springer, so it is very possible — Take several layers of warm clothes including something like a down (or synthetic down) jacket, and a zero-degree sleeping bag. You may have to deal with occasional heavy snow storms, but we didn’t have much of that. Each year is different. Snow in the Smokies and balds a distinct possibility — but again, not always. Ice-walkers for your boots are a good idea (No need for full fledged crampons). Gloves, hats, of course. Bring maps or a GPS showing alternate routes to bail out in case of sudden storms.

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