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petedelisio
01-06-2019, 13:11
What was the weather like in the Mountains down south when you started in 2010?
Temps lower than usual or average or, rain, snow accumulation depth, etc..???
Details, what you dealt with where???

When did you start?

What was it like in March, early March in particular, and where were you at on the trail at that time?

I also have the same question of 03' hikers if any are here...

Tipi Walter
01-06-2019, 13:31
I pulled a 20 day backpacking trip from March 1 to March 20, 2010---and did my whole trip in the NC mountains close to the AT.

Weather? It was hellish---see my trip report pics---

https://tipiwalter.smugmug.com/Backpacking2010/Five-Miles-of-Living-Hell-on/

It was a tough March trip and unusual for all the cold and snow. See highlighted pics---

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Around March 1 and the trip began in snow.

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A snowy campsite on the TN side of the state line ridge.

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Deepening snow on March 3.

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Somewhere in the mountains on March 3.

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Leaving the high ground on March 7 and meeting Sgt Rock and his son.

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One of my worst days of backpacking---March 10 at 5,000 feet in NC---in 30-40 inches of snow. It took me 3 hours to hike one mile.

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Having fun on March 15 in a major snowstorm.

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Spring Break?? Not quite. I run into these high school kids on March 15.


Point is, March can either be crippling or we'll have the Hottest March on Record (like we did a couple years ago---it was so hot and the bugs were so bad but I didn't bring a headnet).

And remember the Blizzard of '93? It hit on March 12-13.

Venchka
01-06-2019, 15:41
Close. March 21 through April, 2013. ChinMusic’s Trail Journal. Cold. Rain. Cold. Snow. Cold rain and cold snow and just plain COLD! And Hiker illnesses. About as bad as it gets.
http://www.trailjournals.com/journal/entry/403535
http://www.trailjournals.com/journal/entry/405963
Not what you wanted. Trail Journals covers the dates you want.
Wayne

Venchka
01-06-2019, 16:02
February, 2010 starts:
http://www.trailjournals.com/journal/entry/299153
http://www.trailjournals.com/journal/entry/299187
I hope this helps.
Wayne

petedelisio
01-06-2019, 21:41
Thanks all,
keep em' coming.