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Re: [at-l] departures

I believe you are referring to the blizzard of 1993 when you mention 1992.  I had a friend doing a thru who had to hole-up at Blood Mtn for a while due to the drifts.   It was really  quite an experience for a number of hiker's, particularly those who were stranded in the Smokies.  I myself in 1994 started on March 6, and didn't have any problems with snow until I hit the Smokies and got about 6-8 inches.
Some pics of my hike: http://www.radix.net/~mdb
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> The past few years have shown a lot of people leaving Springer pretty early.
> This year was a particularly good year, with very few snows and only brief
> cold snaps. There was one brief snow in the 3rd week of March. Of course,
> 1992 had the blizzard that endangered a heck of a lot of hikers in the
> Smokies. Yet, the NC bomber started his marathon "hike" in Feb 97, and
> apparently has been moving along with few hindrances.

> OrangeBug
> Atlanta, GA