A friend and I are planning to spend our spring break (early-mid March) hiking part of the AT in Shenandoah. We're specifically looking at Swift Run Gap to Wildcat Ridge (33 miles) over about 4 days - slow and steady pace. But we're not sure what weather to expect/pack for.
Also, if anyone has advice on different trails or what to expect we'd appreciate it. Also, is hiking and camping in the backcountry (off the trail) permitted? Or do we need to sleep at designated camp sites?