I'm leaving April 4th to hike north. Talked to a friend that is a Meterologist and asked him about cold weather or snow. He pretty much laughed at me and said winter is over on the East Coast. Maybe a few cold nights, but he doesn't expect anything major. NOAA is expecting temps above average for March/April/May.
I know there have been record highs this week in Georgia/NC. What has it been like on the trail and at night? I'm guessing highs in the 70's and lows in the 40's or 50's?
Do you think it will be OK not to bring a wool hat and gloves? I have a REI down bag rated for 20 degrees. I'm still bringing long johns and a fleece. My location says Florida, but I lived in NJ for 20 years so I can handle cold weather. I'd just rather not bring the gloves and hat if I can help it.