Is gear that warm necessary in Georgia
Yes, in north Georgia, there is winter. Not as cold as northern PA, but it gets in the thirties and twenties. I noticed only myself one weekend morning, plus one female, one chilly morning in the teens last year. My partner begged off walking that day.
I swear Georgia has the coldest dampest days in the 40's and thirties. A lot of the regular walkers usually disappear when it gets below 50 degrees.
I remember pulling out a jon-e handwarmer and then handed it to my non-hunting hiking partner. What a look of surprise when it warmed her chilly hands.
And she got another surprise when I showed her the gaiters and mittons I got her. Didn't have to tell her once that she would be wearing them.
They'll work for me in winter when wearing miltary hot weather boots. Besides, she wears non insulated low cut hiking shoes. The wool gaiters will be used.
Do some people claim its still warm. Yes, we have a lot of people who jump from the house to the vehicle to the next building. Many never spend a an hour out in the cold. On a mile and a half walk, we'll see about five other people. Some sure love avoiding Georgia winters. She's ripe for warmer clothing. She started wearing my small parka last year.
This week it was hot weather hiking. Did three days; all before it ran from the 80's to 95's.
Did 4 1/2 miles.
People disappear then too.