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10-07-2010, 20:17
Would someone be kind enough to give me alist check or review of what u would take for either a late Feb/early March departure from Springer --thru hike NOBO.
Thanks as I check over what I definitely need and don't need.

10-08-2010, 09:31
I based my March 1st start this year on the Mountain Crossings Method and it worked pretty well. Just be prepared for snow, we had plenty of it this March.

This previous discussion (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=45345&highlight=mountain+crossings+method) covers it.

Mountain Wildman
10-08-2010, 12:20
What you will need in terms of clothing depends on the weather and you, I've seen people wearing T-shirts and Shorts all winter long, Here is a list I downloaded from Backpacker.com:
Three-Season Gear Checklist
Get trail-ready for Spring, Summer, and Fall with our comprehensive three-season gear checklist.
by: The Backpacker Editors

waterproof/breathable jacket
waterproof/breathable pants
fleece/synthetic jacket or wool sweater
waterproof gaiters (optional)
synthetic hiking pants
synthetic shorts
Base Layer
midweight long john top
midweight long john bottoms
long sleeve T-shirt
synthetic T-shirt
synthetic briefs
synthetic sports bra
wool or fleece hat
midweight wool or fleece gloves
camp footwear (optional)
waterproof hiking boots (optional)
wool or synthetic socks (3)
liner socks (2)
sun hat
internal or external frame backpack
three-season down or synthetic sleeping bag (15 to 30F)
inflatable sleeping pad
trekking poles
canister stove and fuel canisters
lighter and waterproof matches
eating utensils, bowl, and insulated mug
headlamp w/extra batteries and bulb
32 oz. water bottles (filter, tablets, or drops) (2)
pocket knife or multitool
compass or GPS (and map)
first-aid kit with personal medications
personal locator beacon (optional)
stuff sacks
assorted zipper-lock bags
sunscreen (SPF 15+)
lip balm (SPF 15+)
bear-bagging rope (or canister) if necessary
toilet paper and trowel

It's a good guideline.Also, The Mountain Crossings Method is a good one:http://www.backpacker.com/november_08_pack_man_/articles/12659?page=4

10-09-2010, 08:32
Thanks Mountain Wildman and ReyLee. I appreciate your time and suggestions.