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I'm planning on doing an overnight on the Tully Trail (22 mile loop, min elevation ~560', max elevation ~1,160') sometime in April, probably around the middle of the month. I've never done anything overnight this early in the year before, and I just want to make sure that I am adequately prepared to deal with the temperatures.

I'm planning on packing:

long underarmor cold-gear top & bottoms for a base
ripstop nylon pants
100% poly t shirt
200 weight fleece layer
unlined gore-tex rain jacket
wool socks
fleece beanie
windproof fleece gloves
20 degree bag
foam sleep pad
gaiters
3 season tent

Am I going to be too cold? Am I missing anything key (possibly a bag liner, more layers, etc).
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The weather is so unpredictable that time of year, it is hard to say. Looks like you should be warm enough. If you're unsure, though, I'd suggest using the cold months beforehand to camp in your backyard on nights you think might be comparable to the coldest you'll hit weatherwise in April. That way you can test things out and see what problems arise beforehand rather than out on the trail.

Enjoy the hike, though. I've hiked some of Tully Trail, but not the whole loop yet. It's on the list for this year.


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I can only think of 2 years that we've had snow past mid-April.  It can happen, but I wouldn't expect any 10 degree days or anything like that.  I think you'll be warm/dry enough.

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Looks good to me. I plan on doing that trail, it's in my back yard!

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Looks good to me, I think :)

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