[Cdt-l] Winter Gear?

Dan Bedore mr_dan_bedore at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 1 10:03:45 CST 2014

For spring and fall long distance walks, I have among my clothes fleece pants, shirt, and hat, and windbreaker pants, shirt, and hat. These have kept me warm enough even walking through days of walking through howling snowstorms. If you plan to be on ridges in these conditions, an extra fleece jacket and gloves will be appreciated. 

If you plan on walking through miles of snow, waterproof boots are will keep you feet warmer. But in warm conditions, they keep your feet sweaty and promote blisters, fungus, etcetera. So watch the spring snowpack reports and decide at the last minute whether the first pair of the trip should be waterproof. 

If you'll be sleeping on top of snow, you'll quickly learn to sleep directly atop your foam pad. Bring a good pad and whatever other gear you usually use ought to work fine. 

Dan Bedore

On Jan 1, 2014, at 5:21 AM, "Eaton, Kirk" <keaton at irco.com> wrote:

> When hiking the CDT Northbound what type of Winter Gear are you thinking about taking ?
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