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[at-l] fall hiking
- Subject: [at-l] fall hiking
- From: Paul A Magnanti <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 10:43:28 -0600
On Thu, 12 Aug 1999 09:49:53 -0500 Pat Villeneuve
> What kind of gear and clothing does it take to hike New England in
> fall? What kind of conditions should hikers expect? How busy is the
Keep in mind that a fall hike on the AT in New England encompasses
anything from the river valley of Conn, to the snow and frost covered
summit of Katahdin.
I have hiked the Whites in October wearing anything from scrub top and
shorts to long johns, fleece pullover and a wool hat.
Basically, some light winter gear is reccomended.
My own kit is this:
Polypro liner socks
Then I carry:
Lt. weight long sleeve polypro shirt
Wool or fleece hat
one pair each of extra liners and socks
I also carry a poncho that I rarely use, I prefer to get wet, change
into dry clothese when I reach camp.
If it is cold, I wear my longjohns with the shorts over them, polypro
If it is REALLY cold, I throw on my fleece and hat.
The only time I wear pants of any sort is when I am doing winter hiking
(say late November or so) in the Whites. Hopefully when I do winter
hiking in the Rockies as well. :)
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