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04-04-2014, 11:19
I am leaving Springer on April 15. I have a North Face 20 degree bag OR a marmot 40 degree w/ a fleece liner. Which should I take? Looking at the average temps and I seem to be right in the middle of the two. Thanks.

Llama Legs
04-04-2014, 11:36
I would need the 20 for at least another month. Do you sleep warm or cold?

04-04-2014, 12:31
Take the 20.

04-04-2014, 12:59
I sleep warm, I will also have fleece pant and jacket to sleep in. I am leaning towards the 20, "travel light freeze at night". Thanks

04-04-2014, 13:06
I would carry the 20 until probably mid may to be safe.

04-04-2014, 16:48
20 degree for sure. I was on Springer last April 15th and it was at freezing more that a few nights. I carried a Zpack 30 degree and a couple nights I had on my mid weight merino tops and bottoms, my nano puff jacket and sleeping hat with sleeping socks as well. I wasn't cold but it sure would have been nice to crawl into a 20 degree bag.

I came off the trail at the NOC so didn't make it into the smokies but mid may in the GSMNP can still be chilly. I'm not a big fan of liners anyways....

bamboo bob
04-04-2014, 16:50
OO 20 for sure.