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  1. We parked there from Saturday morning to Sunday...

    We parked there from Saturday morning to Sunday evening without any issues this past weekend (to do an overnight out and back).
  2. You said you would be "prepared" for the heat and...

    You said you would be "prepared" for the heat and humidity. Not sure how prepared you can be coming from Ireland (I visited there in a July and it was on the chilly side). The sun really should not...
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    I don't think it is either but if the tent...

    I don't think it is either but if the tent "boxes" at the shelters are full I assume we can still camp there on an open piece of ground. A few of the shelter sites are on hills so I would have to...
  4. I think he is going the other direction (WV to...

    I think he is going the other direction (WV to GA).
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    A friend and I are planning an overnight in...

    A friend and I are planning an overnight in Maryland portion of the AT this Saturday (kind of an out and back). I was initially worried about how crowded it's going to be but in the end, decided if...
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    That has to be the worst website ever, looks like...

    That has to be the worst website ever, looks like it was built in the early 90's. And he made something that you apply that is "CHEMICAL FREE!"? He is either just jumping right into a naturalistic...
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    I just used a Hyke & Byke 800 fill 0 degree bag...

    I just used a Hyke & Byke 800 fill 0 degree bag overnight in Maryland (on the AT) and was pretty comfortable in the low 30's (I sleep really cold as well):...
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    That must have been created by the medical...

    That must have been created by the medical industry to increase the profits for back surgeons.
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    From a few of the videos I have watched, they...

    From a few of the videos I have watched, they seem to think the elevation in MD is what makes it easier. Again, I found it to be quite difficult (as a new hiker with a full pack, my lungs were...
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    I just did an overnight in Maryland (Harpers...

    I just did an overnight in Maryland (Harpers Ferry to Dahlgren Campground) and I found it to be quite rocky (heard it's much worse near the PA border) which would concern me at night. Honestly, I...
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    Wow, I am amazed that there isn't a recorded...

    Wow, I am amazed that there isn't a recorded incident of a thru hiker being killed by lightning or by falling.
  12. Thanks Lauriep. The day after x-mas I plan to...

    Thanks Lauriep. The day after x-mas I plan to head North from Harpers Ferry to Pen Mar park. I may actually skip the C&O canal portion (and head out from the Weaverton Cliffs lot) because I don't...
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    Trying to use an old thread instead of starting...

    Trying to use an old thread instead of starting something new. Going North out of Harpers Ferry over Christmas (just a few nights) and was wondering if mice would be more/less active in freezing...
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    Yep, I posted above but I did test it in my...

    Yep, I posted above but I did test it in my backyard at about 30 degrees and was a bit cold but not freezing. With better sleep clothes and some hand warmers I should be good to go.
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    Zelph, thanks for the links, those videos were...

    Zelph, thanks for the links, those videos were really good. I tested my gear (Hyke & Byke zero degree down bag) in my backyard at about 30 degrees and was a bit cold but not freezing. With better...
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    I hiked from Dahlgren backpack campground to the...

    I hiked from Dahlgren backpack campground to the Crampton Gap shelter (tent sites) and back yesterday and noticed that the Frost Free Spigot at the Dahlgren campground was not working (do they turn...
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    Squirrel29, I am in a similar boat and decided to...

    Squirrel29, I am in a similar boat and decided to try the Hyke & Byke Eolus 0 degree bag over the Kelty due to size and weight. That being said, I am a bit leery of the quality. I am supposed to...
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    It's unlikely to be that cold but I will let...

    It's unlikely to be that cold but I will let everyone know how it goes. Probably do a test run next weekend.
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    Thats a good idea to use straps. I just ordered...

    Thats a good idea to use straps.
    I just ordered a Hyke & Byke Eolus 0 degree bag so that should keep me much warmer.
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    Thanks all. I am definately going to get a...

    Thanks all. I am definately going to get a warmer bag and will dress warmer next time. I am worried about adding another pad as the real estate in my pack is getting tight but if my next test goes...
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    Anyone use Alps bags? They have 0 degree bags for...

    Anyone use Alps bags? They have 0 degree bags for a decent price but there are not alot of reviews on them.
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    Time to find a much better suited bag that wont...

    Time to find a much better suited bag that wont break the bank.
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    Crap, it is a 30 degree bag. For some reason it...

    Crap, it is a 30 degree bag. For some reason it says 5 degrees on thw outside of it.
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    I had a 5 degree bag in 35 degree weather so I...

    I had a 5 degree bag in 35 degree weather so I thought it would be enough. I deffinatly should have worn a hat.
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    Help with cold weather camping

    So I am planning on my first cold weather hike (Maryland section of the AT in December). I decided to test some of my gear last night by tenting in my backyard in 35 degree weather and I am glad I...
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