Maybe I have missed something in this thread, but there seems to be a lot of agonizing about how to satisfy an OPTIONAL requirement. The requirement gives six options and you have to do two. Only one requires snow. So if you have no snow, and aren't traveling to where they do, you do two of the other five.
There are practical issues to some of the others too. For example, I would have to get out a topographical map of northwestern New Jersey to determine whether there is a practical way to gain 1,000 feet in elevation while hiking in this state, even on the AT. Our "High Point" (which is on the AT) is 1,803 feet above sea level and obviously the surrounding area is elevated as well. Of course, it doesn't say you have to do it all in one day, but it would still be interesting. And you can always go to Pa. or NY. And I guess there are other states where this would be even more difficult, if not impossible. On the other hand, we do have snow, but there's no guarantee that there will be enough of it on the ground in a given weekend to call it a "snow camping experience."