Appalachian Trail Gear List – Fall / Winter (2012)

I hiked the Appalachian Trail between October 17 and December 28, 2012 (72.5 days). It was the 12th and final thru-hike of the 12 Long Walks.

The lowest temps encountered were in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains (7°F / -14°C), and the toughest conditions faced were in New Hampshire’s White Mountains at the beginning (and in the immediate aftermath) of Hurricane Sandy. Click here for a brief account of the final day of the 12 Long Walks.

Yours truly at Springer Mountain – the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail and the finish of the 12 Long Walks (December 28, 2012).

2 Replies to “Appalachian Trail Gear List – Fall / Winter (2012)”

  1. Hi Cam,
    I discovered your blog about a year ago and love it. Good luck with the Copper Canyon trip. Regarding your gear list, what do use for prolonged wet weather? I can see a wind shirt on your list but no rain shell.

    1. Hi Chris,

      Thanks for the kind words. Thanks also for picking that up in regards to the wet weather gear. For prolonged freezing rain I’ll take an eVent jacket by Integral Designs or a Montbell Versalite instead of the windshirt. If wind isn’t a huge issue, I will also add a lightweight umbrella……..I used this system on the AT in late Fall/early winter of last year.



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