Cold Weather Backpacking Lessons Learned

Backpacking in extremely cold weather requires a lot more planning and gear. A backpacker should always travel light. With that said, it's important to pack the appropriate layers for warmer to sub-freezing temperatures plus food and other gear. Cold weather backpacking gear can be expensive, so I suggest shopping in advance during holiday sales to

Overnight Backcountry Camping in the Smoky Mountains at Campsite 28

We departed from Middle Prong Trail trailhead near Tremont and hiked to backcountry campsite 28. The hike up the mountain was cold but it was not snowing. We stayed overnight at campsite 28 and the temperature was approximately 5 degrees. It snowed all night and we hiked out through the snow and ice. This is