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I did a mid March start and used the following layering system: * Icebreaker 150 weight short sleeve crew * Icebreaker 260 weight long sleeve crew * Montbell UL Down Parka * Rab Momentum ...

In Gear Lists » AT (March departure) layering system question
January 12, 11:06am

Thanks all
Thanks, all! Making the following adjustments: * Tent out * Caribou in; Ultralite out * Second mini bic out * Pack towel trimmed down to 1oz * Compass out * Deet out RE: some of t...

In Gear Lists » Smokies in September list
August 31, 5:48pm

Smokies in September list
Heading to the smokies (Fontana -> Davenport) in early September and could use some feedback on the below list: Pack Osprey Atmos 65 - 55 Trash compactor bag - 2 Subtotal - 57 Clothing...

In Gear Lists » Smokies in September list
August 31, 6:32am

Very helpful
Thanks, Ben - that's more helpful than what I've found elsewhere. Was hoping to be able to leave some of that at home based on the Gatlinburg temps I'd seen, but... better safe than sor...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Smokies temperature in September?
August 13, 9:05am

Smokies temperature in September?
I've booked shelters / sites in the smokies for the first week of September but am having a tough time finding good temperature data beyond Clingman's Dome (which my hunch says is not indic...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Smokies temperature in September?
August 13, 6:59am

RE: hostels / couch surfing
Thanks, David. That's likely what I'm going to end up doing. I've been a couch surfing host for years now and, somewhat oddly, have never actually travelled as a guest on there. I actua...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Camping near New Orleans?
June 28, 11:48am

Camping near New Orleans?
Starting a cross country drive next week and New Orleans is right about where I'd plan on stopping for a night. Anyone have any personal experience with campgrounds or sites within an hour or s...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Camping near New Orleans?
June 28, 7:19am

Thanks!
@Luke -- I hadn't considered doing a kayak / canoe tour, but mostly because I haven't done any to date. This might be a good opportunity to take on another habit :) looks like the Suwanee w...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommend a 1-2 week hike in July in the southeast?
April 29, 3:40pm

Recommend a 1-2 week hike in July in the southeast?
I currently live in the southeast and generally avoid hiking during the summer months due to the high temperatures and bugs. However, I'll likely find myself with a chunk of time off (2-3 weeks...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommend a 1-2 week hike in July in the southeast?
April 29, 10:28am

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