the lowest temp i saw in Feb was 0 degrees. i had a JRB Mt. Wash. 4 and 0 degree go-lite bag. i was fine. Jan i saw -5.
as someone said its wet and cold. 40 degrees, walking in rain, sleet at 2pm and snow by 4pm and a 20 degree nite.
only advice i can give is stay DRY and have good hand and foot ware.
It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.