So this segment will go over my cloths and the LAYERING systematics.
Layering is simple: Base layer (moisture-wicking & quick-drying, synthetic/merino wool), Mid layer (could be another thin synthetic layer, or could be wool), Insulation (thicker down/synthetic jackets), Shell (game changer, element protector, rain jacket).
Base: Patagonia merino wool/polyester blend t-shirt
Mid-layer: SmartWool long sleeved
Insulation: UL Montbell Down Parka
Shell: Outdoor Research Foray Rain Jacket
extra: Patagonia Capilene 1 (for town & back up layer)
Compression shorts: Under Armor
Lightweight Gym Shorts
extra: synthetic leggings
3 pairs of thick socks
I will have one pair of SmartWool long underwear and another pair of synthetic long underwear. I’m just going to wear lightweight, gym shorts over 1 pair of leggings while hiking and my other pair will just be for camp/cold cold weather. 3 pairs of thick socks because keeping dry feet is important.
March is still winter for the mountains of Georgia and North Carolina. Many people run into snow in the Smokeys and/or before. Not a big deal really, temperature is what matters. I’ll be prepared for the worst but expecting the best.
with excitement and patience,
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