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    Asheville is up in the mountains!

    by matcrazy1 Updated Jan 22, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: For walking around Asheville, small, city backpack and surely bag for your camera - both better water-proof except in dry summer.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Always comfortable walking shoes or boots depends on season and your activity. Sun-glasses especially in winter and summer and a rain coat, eventually less comfortable umbrella from fall to spring.

    Be prepared for hot summer and cold winter with snow and ice. Read info on Asheville:
    Average Maximum Temperature
    Average Minimum Temperature
    Average Rainfall

    Check weather (10-day forecast) for Asheville:
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    Photo Equipment: Lots of film or memory cards and your polarizer lenses, enhancing lenses if your are there for the fall color. A tripod is usuful inside churches and in the Biltmore Winery basement (photography in the Biltmore House is banned).

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    by acemj Updated Mar 22, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Obviously, don't forget your camera and any extra lenses you may have. Bring great hiking shoes and a coat if it's not summer. In the winter, it can get pretty nasty in terms of snow and ice. The roads especially along the Parkway are subject to closure due to the weather, so keep that in mind.

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    Cooler in the mountains

    by b1bob Written Mar 25, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Whenever you travel to Asheville, count on it being 15° (8°C) cooler there than in, say, Charlotte. In the summer, that's a good thing. In the other 3 seasons, it may mean you will have to add one more layer of clothing.

    Photo Equipment: If the gardens on the Biltmore Estate is on your Asheville itinerary, bring a 35mm camera and lots and lots of film.


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    by Scotzman Written Sep 7, 2002

    Luggage and bags: I say this all the time: pack lightly and only bring what you need.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring season appropriate clothing:

    Spring: light jacket or sweater
    Summer: DRESS LIGHTLY but be ready for possible cool nights (you are up in the mountains).
    Fall: light jacket or sweater
    Winter: medium weight jacket or sweater (a few days get EXTREMELY cold or stay very warm).

    For shoes: think about your activity - do you expect to walk a lot? do you expect to hike any trails? do you expect to go out and enjoy the nightlife?

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Nothing special

    Photo Equipment: Bring some - you will use it for the views!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you are doing this, you know what you need.

    Miscellaneous: Don't bring an attitude to this fairly laid-back region.

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    by steph4867 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Less is always more. And Asheville is not too impressed with frilly things.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable walking shoes and/or hiking boots - depending on the nature of your visit.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Asheville has some of the best regional medical centers in the area -if you stub your toe or fall out of a tree you can get patched up easily.

    Photo Equipment: Definitely bring a camera - there are tons of photo opportunities in the area.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Some great campgrounds can be found just outside of Asheville and in Brevard, about 45 minutes away.

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    by Jimmy7000 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Any thick bag.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The average temperature is 53.2 Fahrenheit. So I would recommend some coats if you are going in January, or thin clothes if you are going in the summer.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Not much. You should maybe have a fork incase of a car accident.Don't put it in your glove box.

    Photo Equipment: Get your camera and go. Get at least 9 packs of film.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Stay in in January.(UNLESS you like subzero temps) Go out from April to September.

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    by cad_fred Written Aug 26, 2002

    Luggage and bags: What every you usually travel with will work for Asheville.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Asheville is a very relaxed town so plan on dressing comfortably, especially for all of the great and interesting stores to explore downtown. The on reason to dress up is if your planning on dining at on of the finer restaurants downtown, and even then is usually not required.
    Ashville while in the South is still up in elevation and is known it get very chilly a night even in the dog days of summer where a daytime high is in the nineties.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Most anything you might need would be available in Ashville. It has the two major regional hospitals (across the street from one another).

    Photo Equipment: Lots of film and your polarizer lenses, enhancing lenses if your there for the fall color.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Hiking shoes and a water pack of some kind. There are a lot of beautiful trails off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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