left washington in december, been in various parts of cali for 6 weeks, went up to the Grand Canyon to explore, Denver then colorado mtns and back to Denver, now outside KCMO gonna ride south to NOLA across to Jax then north to New England on NS. It is pretty damn cold here right now, all day long, and windy today. Coming out of Amarillo yesterday I got hailed, snowed and rained on in a 48, mysleeping bag was soaked by the time I reached Kansas. Luckily I have a friend here who picked me up on the outskirts of Argentine and drove me over here to stay indoors.
I'm wearing/carrying a zipneck wool shirt. a wool t, a cotton t, two wool sweaters, a nylon jacket, nylon shell pants, cotton BDUs, wool long underwear, 3 pairs of sox, pac boots, sneakers, wool hat, and gloves (will upgrade to mittens before new england). Also got a warm down sleeping bag, and nylon tarp and groundcloth, an alcohol cookstove, coffee mug, and cooking pot with lid. Should have sleeping pad but it blew off a piggyback coming out of Pasco 2 months ago.
The gear is what makes it or breaks it. You can be utterly miserable without the right shit, or completely comfortable with it.