April is a transistion month in Georgia and NC. It can be 90 degrees one day and in the 50s a couple of days later. Over night can range from pleasantly cool down to the upper teens. By May the heat has set in for the most part but when it rains it can still get cold with hypothermia a real potential. The list below is from a trip in November. In April I will remove one of the fleece pull-over and add a short sleeve shirt. By May I'll drop the gloves and toboggan.
Normally I work with a three day resupply but sometimes it is four. Here is my list:
Gear List for November 2007 Trip
Expected Weather Highs Upper 40’s to 60 degrees Lows Mid to Upper Teens
Number of Days 6 – Fuel Resupply on Day 4
SMD Gatewood Cape w/ 48" carbon fiber pole
Nunatak Back Country Blanket
Montbell ¾ pad
Camelback 2-Liter Bladder
Gravity Water Filter 7.5 ounces
Cook Kit w/ modified Pepsi can stove, MSR kettle, Zip-Lock cozy, cone type wind screen and pot holder, 16 ounce fuel bottle, single blade folding knife, spoon, salt & pepper shaker, Bic Lighter and 6x6 pack towel – 9 ounces plus fuel
Toiletries – hand sanitizer, Dr. B soap, toilet paper, lip balm, toothbrush and first aid kit – 7 ounces
Clothing – LL Bean Zip-Off Fishing Pants, L/S Duofold Tee-Shirt, Columbia L/S Micro Fleece Shirt, North Face ¼ Zip Fleece Pullover, 3 pairs of UltiMax Socks, North Face Denali Gloves, Marmot Precip Plus Jacket, REI Rain Pants, Merrell Mid Hikers, Mountain Hardware Fleece Toboggan, kneckerchief
Food – 9 pounds
Optio WP10 Camera and Cell Phone with extra batteries
Total Weight Packed 28 lbs.