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    the one you see when a storm is hammering down. bonus if no one is in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peakbagger View Post
    West Mountain Shelter - Harriman State Park NY - Old CCC shelter with great view down the Hudson River
    I second this shelter. The view is off the charts. I spent a night here once, clear night at the shelter, but you could see Manhattan in the distance down the river, and there was a lightning storm over the city striking the buildings. Truly an epic sight to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cliffordbarnabus View Post
    the one you see when a storm is hammering down. bonus if no one is in it.
    No kidding. On my SNP section last summer there were two occasions where I walked up to a shelter about 30 seconds before a monster storm hit. Remember the terrible floods in WV last year? It was those storms. I was sooooo lucky.

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    Clarendon Shelter in VT. Not spectacular, but well kept and has a grassy lawn in front.

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    I agree the super close one when a storm hits.
    Hiking the AT is “pointless.” What life is not “pointless”? Is it not pointless to work paycheck to paycheck just to conform?.....I want to make my life less ordinary. AWOL

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    Upper Goose pond, Stratton shelter, best sleep I ever got was tarping next to the stream at Clarendon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmo View Post
    Clarendon Shelter in VT. Not spectacular, but well kept and has a grassy lawn in front.

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    And is the only shelter I've seen where the locals keep up flower beds in the front of the shelter.

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    The RPH Cabin has flower beds that are planted in season.
    They're kept up by the local trail club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmo View Post
    Clarendon Shelter in VT. Not spectacular, but well kept and has a grassy lawn in front.

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    I'll agree with that. When I was approaching Claredon southbound I thought I was walking towards somebody's house and back yard at first.
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    Here's a few examples of my favorite shelters on the Appalachian Trail---


    My tent on Wilburn Ridge on the AT in Mt Rogers---Definitely my favorite shelter.



    Here's another of my Must-See shelters on the AT---must see by ME---This one taken in Grandmother Gap near Mt Rogers.



    Finally, another favorite shelter on the AT near Partnership Shelter---while everyone else is gobbling down pizzas at the box shelter, I have calmness and privacy and no monkey chattering --- 100 yards away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipi Walter View Post
    Here's a few examples of my favorite shelters on the Appalachian Trail---

    My tent on Wilburn Ridge on the AT in Mt Rogers---Definitely my favorite shelter...
    I forgot how much the Mt Rogers area looks like the northern part of the trail. Definitely one of my more favorite parts of the trail in the south.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cleaner View Post
    Attachment 38310 Celebrate the 300 mile mark NOBO here at Jerry's Cabin shelter.
    This was my very first camping spot on the AT back in the boyscouts. Cold enough my water froze but I don't remember being cold. Don't have a picture of it but Ill always remember is. Came back through there when I decided to section the entire AT. other then not haven chain link beds, it hadn't changed much. The weeds seemed to have grown closer

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    Molly Denton shelter north of SNP:

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/sho...imageuser=6053

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    Ed Garvey might be my first AT shelter....unless I stupidly decide to push on to Crampton.

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    One of my personal faves, "tumbling run" in PA (maybe?), dual shelters, labeled "snoring" and "non-snoring"..... Didn't see a soul there though, so I went ahead and used the "snoring" just in case someone did show up as I occasionally do snore (allegedly....) Clean, well kept, nice separate picnic table.
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    Beware of the Snarley Yow!

    Quote Originally Posted by Singto View Post
    Ed Garvey might be my first AT shelter....unless I stupidly decide to push on to Crampton.

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    Quarry Gap is right up there with it!
    Quote Originally Posted by colorado_rob View Post
    One of my personal faves, "tumbling run" in PA (maybe?), dual shelters, labeled "snoring" and "non-snoring"..... Didn't see a soul there though, so I went ahead and used the "snoring" just in case someone did show up as I occasionally do snore (allegedly....) Clean, well kept, nice separate picnic table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipi Walter View Post
    Here's a few examples of my favorite shelters on the Appalachian Trail---

    Finally, another favorite shelter on the AT near Partnership Shelter---while everyone else is gobbling down pizzas at the box shelter, I have calmness and privacy and no monkey chattering --- 100 yards away.
    Wish I had seen that the last time I was at the Partnership Shelter. As it happens, I stayed on the second floor of the shelter between two roaring trains masquerading as snoring hikers.
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    I really like the old CCC buildings, beautifully made, of course have sometimes been targets of graffiti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    I second this shelter. The view is off the charts. I spent a night here once, clear night at the shelter, but you could see Manhattan in the distance down the river, and there was a lightning storm over the city striking the buildings. Truly an epic sight to see.
    I completely agree, adding Fingerboard (also a CCC shelter in Harriman) as a close second. The view is better from West Mountain, but it's a nice wooded valley stretched out below Fingerboard too. Both are in the architectural style I've dubbed "Sleepy Hollow Rustic" for their sloping stone walls and dual fireplaces at the entrance. Here are my pics of both:

    Fingerboard shelter from the Hurst Trail


    West Mountain shelter in the fog
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