April 13 Update. Well I wanted to make it up and over Roan in one day and not camp on top of the mtn for this reason. It snowed overnight and the winds on the bald were the strongest I have faced to date. I was being blown all over the place and there were a couple of people that were literally blown over. You have to remember with a rainsuit and backpack you have alot more surface area and the impact from the wind is considerably more. It seemed to take forever to get off the balds where you are less exposed. It is still a mystery why the balds exist. Some say that indians burned the ridgelines and others say that there was always to much grazing taking place for trees to be established.