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>George: I was in Smokie Mountain National Park on the AT a few years ago
>during spring break and it dumped about 5" of snow and got down into the low
>teens. Although I have never through hiked, I would think anything could
>in March, weather wise.
Some of the larger snows we've seen have occured in March here in Virginia.
Weatherwise, a late March start might be more desirable, both from a
physical and mental standpoint. (Sorry, my eyes scanned over the March 1st
date you cited in your original post. Most through-hikers start around the
end of March as previously mentioned.)
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