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    Default Jim & Molly Denton Shelter - Awesome!

    I hiked to the Jim & Molly Denton Shelter yesterday from Manassas Gap. The recently painted shelter with sleeping platforms, solar powered shower, horseshoe pit, and other facilities were AWESOME! PATC deserves a lot of credit for providing this great facility for AT hikers.

    I met a SOBO flip flop hiker who left HF 3 days ago. He plans to get to Springer Mountain by early May and return to HF to hike north. He had just drawn a half-bottle of water from the shallow stream behind the shelter. He didn't know there was a spring just south of the shelter off the AT. For SOBO hikers there's no sign pointing them to the shelter and spring at the first trail to the shelter they'll come to. Coming SOBO yesterday I saw the shelter from the trail but there wasn't a sign directing me to the shelter or spring from the AT. I'll shuttle this SOBO hiker from Swift Run Gap on Friday morning to Elkton so he can pick up his resupply box from the Post Office there.

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    Yep, the Denton shelter is really nice, I've stayed there a bunch of times. I like the swing on the porch. Never been there when it's been warm enough to dare use the shower though. To find the spring, I followed the pipe to the shower up the hill.
    The AT - It has it's ups and downs...

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    When I stayed there in 2015 the caretakers were mowing the lawn around the shelter and trimming the bushes.


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