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quinn122
10-27-2012, 00:32
very upset, this storm set my hike of nj section back. now i cant go till next weekend...hope the weather is good then :[

Theosus
10-27-2012, 04:13
Setting off into NC today... Just overnight, but it should be interesting.

Sampson
10-27-2012, 07:04
very upset, this storm set my hike of nj section back. now i cant go till next weekend...hope the weather is good then :[

You might want to bring a chainsaw to help negotiate your way around all the fallen trees.

Don H
10-27-2012, 09:09
and bring a boat to do the sections where the boardwalks have floated away.

Wise Old Owl
10-27-2012, 09:33
be prepared for blowdowns.... and having to scramble over groups of trees....shame you cant fly.

Praha4
10-27-2012, 09:35
latest NWS predictions are snow from the Smokies all the way up the mountains to new england ... will be interesting for those southbounders who've been spoiled by Indian summer weather all month

HikerMom58
10-27-2012, 09:46
latest NWS predictions are snow from the Smokies all the way up the mountains to new england ... will be interesting for those southbounders who've been spoiled by Indian summer weather all month

You got that right Praha4... no snow for us except in West VA & higher elevations. :)

Slo-go'en
10-27-2012, 09:53
You could still go and find out how good your rain gear is :)

Crazy Larry #1
10-27-2012, 11:06
very upset, this storm set my hike of nj section back. now i cant go till next weekend...hope the weather is good then :[
I wonder how many "tru aka thru" hikers are gonna weather the storm off the trail?. You definitely want to use precaution...

ChinMusic
10-27-2012, 12:01
Not many get to aqua blaze while white blazing........

hikerboy57
10-27-2012, 12:21
What is the best rain jacket for a hurricane?2 poles or 1? should I bring a gun?
what about my dog? how many miles a day will I have to swim?

Hosaphone
10-27-2012, 12:58
You could still go and find out how good your rain gear is :)

I think the bigger issue would be avoiding getting squashed by flying trees :p

evansprater
10-27-2012, 16:29
I'm waiting out this thing in Gatlinburg. I was on a roll too, I know how ya feel. Better to be in a crap tourist town for a few days than at 5k feet struggling through trail streams, sleet, and 30 mph winds, I say.

StubbleJumper
10-27-2012, 16:29
I think the bigger issue would be avoiding getting squashed by flying trees :p

Yep, I took this photo in the Adirondacks two weeks ago. When a large tree falls on a lean-to, usually the lean-to loses!

88BlueGT
10-27-2012, 16:44
Yea, same here! I was going to do an overnighter around the DWG but decided to stay in. I really don't feel like getting caught in crappy weather tomorrow.

johnnybgood
10-27-2012, 16:47
I think the bigger issue would be avoiding getting squashed by flying trees :p

Falling trees definitely. I had a tree fall within 75 ft. of my tent during an all night soaker in PA a few years back. Talk about an rude awaking when that thing hit the ground.