Originally Posted by Cannibal
It's gonna be cold, wet, windy, and cold. I would almost call rain gear a must on the southern AT until late March. Even if it doesn't actually rain, snow, sleet, or hail (probably will) the rain gear will do a marvelous job of keeping you warm on those windy days and nights. The bonus, the views are fantastic and forever!
depending on the wheather at the time rain gear may be needed thru the end of june, if nothing else it will it will you something to change into when you get to camp.... i did the southern 1/4 from springer mt. in 2003 and it rained on me for close to 30 days out of the 42 i was out for. was a ground dweller at the time but will say this, practice, practice, practice, setting up / tearing down your tarp. hope it goes well for ya