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  1. Pine Grove Furnace State Park to James Fry Shelter


    Not seen very many posts on the journal lately - l continue to add miles to my journey, this time another 7.5 in southern PA. A little snow made for some moist feet. Day 2 was a bit frozen, glad I had my spikes.
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  2. Birch Run Shelter to Quarry Gap Shelter


    Day 2 of my winter hike of the AT in Michaux State Forest.
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  3. Pine Grove Furnace State Park to Toms Run and Birch Run Shelter


    This was a great hike ~20 miles one way from Pine Grove Furnace State Park to Caledonia State Park. We stopped half way at Birch Run Shelter. Parking is plentiful at Pine Grove Furnace. To park overnight, you need to fill out a pass which is available in the plastic box next to the front door of the office. The pass goes in the mail slot after you fill it out. Parking is just down the hill and there is a restroom right there where the Appalachian ...
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  4. Caledonia State Park to Rocky Mountain and Tumbling Run Shelters


    Continuing my sections and starting to migrate North again now that I've almost finished SNP. This was a great hike ~22 miles in and out from Caledonia State Park to Tumbling Run Shelters. There is not really any good water source between these two points on the AT. The guide says there is water 0.5 miles downhill at Rocky Mountain shelters but it was too far for me to investigate given the time I had. The tent sites are a hundred yards or so downhill ...
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  5. Beagle Gap Calf Mountain Hut and Spring Shenandoah National Park


    The view at Little Calf Mountain is outstanding, as is the easy 1 mile hike to it from Beagle Gap. There is ample parking at the Beagle Gap parking area in-between mile posts 99 and 100 on Skyline Drive in SNP. There is no view at the Calf Mountain Summit but there is a disc inset marker just south of a large rock pile marking the summit. The distance from the parking to the rock pile is ~1.8 miles. I thought the shelter was a lot closer (it is, ...
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