What should I bring on a weekend backpacking trip?

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This article will guide you in packing efficiently for a weekend backpacking trip. Following checklist is created as per my preferences only. You should create your own checklist using the information provided in this article and keep on altering that list, based on your own experiences, after every trip until you get it right.

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Hiking Mt. LeConte in Winter

Mt. LeConte summit hike is a must-do hike when you are in Smoky Mountains National Park. It may be the third highest peak in the national park, but the hike is challenging with spectacular views from the top (though clouds were the king during our time at the summit). Mt. LeConte is 6,593 ft. high and in winter it is mostly covered with snow or ice.

There are multiple trails leading up to the summit of Mt. LeConte with parking available at each of the trailhead:

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