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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    What weather service are you using?
    As I'm sure you know, in areas where you have elevation change, I struggle with "trusting" a weather report from a lower elevation.
    Weather at 2000' low is 32* and up the mtn, at 5500, the same weather has a low of 15-20* and wind chill that could be deadly if you re only prepared for 32*.
    I've been searching for a weather report at higher elevations...anyone know of a good, representative one?
    I thought exactly the same thing, and went a googlin.

    Found a recent thread on whiteblaze that has some pointers to sites I'd not seen before.

    In particular I followed the HnryClay (who has posted here...maybe is coming??) pointer to the Appalachain Trail Weather Database that has an entry for every shelter, including of course the Wise Shelter with a link to a NOAA forecast..

    Right now that gives a temperature range of 24-46 for Friday, and 23-38 for Saturday. Low for Sunday is not yet forecast.

    Guessing the ground will be a little wet up there.

    Grizz

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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    As long as my DIY no net works out, I'll lend you my BB
    Hey AC, that's really nice of you! Mostly I was just teasing. I'm interested to see how my hammock and gear works at these temps for 2 nights. I would, however like to get inside one and take it for a short test run. Thanks much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    I thought exactly the same thing, and went a googlin.

    Found a recent thread on whiteblaze that has some pointers to sites I'd not seen before.

    In particular I followed the HnryClay (who has posted here...maybe is coming??) pointer to the Appalachain Trail Weather Database that has an entry for every shelter, including of course the Wise Shelter with a link to a NOAA forecast..

    Right now that gives a temperature range of 24-46 for Friday, and 23-38 for Saturday. Low for Sunday is not yet forecast.

    Guessing the ground will be a little wet up there.

    Grizz
    That's some good weather info, there. I was checking the NOAA site, as well as weather.com for Grayson Highlands State Park.

    I know that the weather changes with elevation, but this is still a lot warmer than I was thinking it would be and did you see my gear list? There is more that I didn't list, as I'm on the bubble with the size of my pack(s). I guess it is just best to go with more than you think you'll need and be safe, than go with less and be sorry. Still, I have a lot of stuff.

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    Tomorrow it's 5-25F. Why can't we be out there right now?

    I was excited for the first use of my new boots rated to -25F. Looks like I might not need them now! I'll bring them anyway.
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    The "newest" weather forcast from Refridgerator (see the other trip thread) is calling for a low of 17* on Sat night.
    As much as the low temps are moving around, you would think this trip was in Indiana!
    With the parking lot only approx 1 mile away, I'm gonna "push" my mid temp set-up a little bit (5-7*). I'll stash the warm stuff at the car if things go wrong.
    I should sleep like a baby while there...I haven't slept all week I'm so excited!
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    Y-all come to my house tonight, sposed to get down to 11 ish.

    Temp now: 21, wind chill 2 - 8 & the sun is Way out.

    Guess where I'm sleeping tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    Hey AC, that's really nice of you! Mostly I was just teasing. I'm interested to see how my hammock and gear works at these temps for 2 nights. I would, however like to get inside one and take it for a short test run. Thanks much.
    Finished my DIY hammock today...looks good to go!
    Come and see me at the gathering...a BB for a night for you!
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