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    Default Snow in North Carolina mountains?

    I'm planning a small section hike along the North Carolina and Tennessee Border in the beginning of march. My question is whether or not they still have snow along any of that trail. My exact hike i am planing is Allen Gap to Devils Fork Gap. Any info would be much appreciated, if there is snow advice on a diff trail would be appreciated as well.

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    Just keep an eye on the weather reports befor you go. This time of year you could get snow or ice about any time in that area or you could be walking in warm weather.
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    Early March in the Smokies? you should plan for snow or ice. Winter conditions are a real possibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mlapekas View Post
    I'm planning a small section hike along the North Carolina and Tennessee Border in the beginning of march. My question is whether or not they still have snow along any of that trail. My exact hike i am planing is Allen Gap to Devils Fork Gap. Any info would be much appreciated, if there is snow advice on a diff trail would be appreciated as well.

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    Check the weather forecast. Doubt there's anything there right now.







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    If you will be carring a cell phone, go to your carrier and have them install My CAST WEATHER. You can then get all the weather info you will need. Its so easy to use even a cave man can use it. Cell phone coverage is easy to get along the AT.

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    And watch out for Tornados this year could be a good show...take pictures

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    I just did this section, plus several more miles. I would most highly recommend that if there is any snow/ice on top to do the blue blaze around the rocks. The spine of the mountain is very rocky requiring, at times, hand over fist climbing. I would not want to be on these rocks with ANY snow/ice on them. You're going to be at an elevation, on top, at 4750 feet, so be aware that when you start your walk, at a much lower elevation...it could very easily be different on the summit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee Viking View Post
    Give 10-K a PM. He is Erwin, and has hiked that section multiple times.
    yep +1 to this - 10K esp knows what's going on between Hot Springs to Damascus -- if you are going to be south of that, you might contact Alpine at the NOC

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    Watch the weather before you leave & be prepared for the worst & hope for the best as always. It's a great section
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    Thanks everyone, i'll try and do all of that.

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    2008 the AT through SMNP- 50 degrees dry and sunny at Spence Field Shelter on St. Patrick's Day. 20 degrees, six inches of ice and snow Icewater Spring Shelter March 19. That noted The Smoky Mountains in the snow was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.
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    snow is forecast for the higher elevations and more northern sections along the TN/NC border sat night, sunday and sunday night. Next weekend looks warmer.

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    It has snowed as late as early May around Boone
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