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Caledonia State Park to Rocky Mountain and Tumbling Run Shelters

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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 from the Rocky Mountain shelters. About a mile north of Tumbling Run Shelters is Chimney Rock. This formation has the only great view on this section of trail and well worth exploring. There also appears to be a lot of tenting in the Chimney Rock area. Tumbling Run Shelters are the most beautiful shelters I’ve seen between Shenandoah at I64 and here. The spring, located on the other side of the river, is awesome at Tumbling Run Shelters.
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