I intend to hike and camp where the forecast temperature is around freezing. It can get windy in exposed areas, but I would be starting low and camping amongst the snow gums.
During the day air temperature is typically 5C. Can be windy, 30kmh up to 60km (although not if you trust this forecast).
I don't want to over pack or get cold. I have not camped in temperatures this cold previously.
Does this sound appropriate?
- beanie and sunglasses
- long sleeve polypropylene top
- fleece for insulation layer
- waterproof shell for rain/high wind (it is gortex, I think)
- long polypropylene pants
- full length cargo pants (these are cotton)
- waterproof/windproof over-pants (overkill?)
- thick wool socks and hiking boots
- waterproof gloves
My sleeping bag is rated to -8C "comfort", so I assume that will be sufficient. I also have one of those small self-inflating mats for ground insulation. I have a small three-season tent.
It's only a short weekend trip. Friday night will be camping by the car (elevation 350m), and obviously I can take all manner of warm things. Saturday morning, drive to start and then walk to Wombat Creek (elevation 1400m) and set up camp. Depending on energy/time/weather, then explore further. Sunday, return to car and home.
NB. Similar to this question, but a 18 degree difference seems significant enough to me that the answers would be different.