What a difference a week makes! This weekend the Springer Mountain chill factors have been in the single digits. I’ve heard rumors that hikers are flocking off trail to wait it out.
But next Thursday and Friday, it’s looking like the weather couldn’t be more perfect. Clear, sunny, up to 60 degrees by day and only down to the mid-thirties to mid-forties at night, with no wind (and hence no wind chill). Springer Mountain Shelter on Friday March 8: 61 degrees by day, 42 degrees by night. Gorgeous. I’ll probably be hiking in shorts. Beautiful crisp nights with a hundred thousand stars. Sunny days that promise spring.