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    Have fun getting water...great shelter. Kick ass privy! Have fun getting water...

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    It was rainy and foggy, but here's shot of Ed Garvey.

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    I spent my 40th Birthday on the Ed Garvey Shelter very nice awesome views and I did not have to share with anyone (mainly because I was camping on chilly Sunday night (in Feb)
    Once again great shelter and the overseer does a great job as well

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    This is definately one of the nicer shelters along the MD section. Very well maintained shelter with great views and a nice privy.

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    Inside of shelter
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    Absolutely one of the nicest shelters on the entire AT. But, depending on where you stayed the night before, it may not be convenient (mileage-wise) for an evening spot unless you want to do a very short day. I ended up doing lunch there last year and then taking a 2 - 3 hour siesta on one of the benches outside the shelter.
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    can we get this into the Maryland shelters forum since its the last shelter SOBO in Maryland?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash
    can we get this into the Maryland shelters forum since its the last shelter SOBO in Maryland?
    Move to the Maryland Shelters.
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    I have to say that this has to be one of the nicest shelters in the MD section. Great view and the upstairs level was an outstanding place to sleep in during a cold, windy night. My group started in Harper's Ferry so the location was great, especially after all those switchbacks going up to Weverton Cliff. Definitely has an A+ rating in my book!
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    Great shelter. The spring *is* a ways down (and down) from the shelter, but when you get there it's worth it--nice, tasty, clean piped spring (didn't treat the water, no adverse results).

    Had this big shelter to myself on a thursday night in mid-May--heard, tho, that it filled up w/ 25 hikers the next night.

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    Default Ed Garvey Shelter -- Question

    We are planning to hike to the shelter in late september? Any guess as to whether there likely will be lots of scouts, etc? (we are staying saturday night).

    Also, we will pitch a tent rather than stay in the shelter. Are there areas near the shelter that are "open" for us to pitch a tent?

    thanks.

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    I stayed there a couple of weeks ago and there were some scouts staying that night also. To get to the spring is the hardest part of your hike. There are three main tent camping sites. As you are looking at the shelter with the trail at your back if you go to the left there is a big area down that trail on the left. (That is where the scouts stayed.) There is another campsite down that trail. There is also a campsite if you take a right and go by the privy.

    Quote Originally Posted by leonard
    We are planning to hike to the shelter in late september? Any guess as to whether there likely will be lots of scouts, etc? (we are staying saturday night).

    Also, we will pitch a tent rather than stay in the shelter. Are there areas near the shelter that are "open" for us to pitch a tent?

    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryptobrian View Post
    Here are a few more pictures:
    Inside of shelter The Shelter
    I got to this thread today following a link in a newer post and looked at the photos...Nice to see the external frame packs hanging on the wall..I`m so proud of somebody for not buying into the internal frame fad
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    There are 4 sites to set up a tent. If they are being used then theres plenty of flat spots. I have stayed at that shelter many times and theres 2 secret springs. They don't run all the time but better than 1/2 mile strait down the mountain. Love the veiws till the trees bloom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fonsie View Post
    There are 4 sites to set up a tent. If they are being used then theres plenty of flat spots. I have stayed at that shelter many times and theres 2 secret springs. They don't run all the time but better than 1/2 mile strait down the mountain. Love the veiws till the trees bloom.
    Why are they secret, can you describe the location?

    Ed Garvey Spring Waaaay down the hill.
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    Default Proper blazing for EGS

    When I first heard of this shelter, I figured it's access trail should be indicated with an offset, double-whiteblaze with the access trail whiteblazed too. What do you think of that idea, Programbo?

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    GREAT shelter! I will bring plenty of water with me in the future!
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    i like this shelter, but hate the walk down to water. there is a great campsite on the north side of the shelter not too far up the trail which i think is a better place to tent. then come back down to share the table and camraderie of the shelter. The loft is rockin'

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    The spring is indeed way down there! Stayed there (in my hammock) with only two section hikers in June last year ( a Sunday night, June 4th). Plenty of trees well spaced for hammocking as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Programbo View Post
    I got to this thread today following a link in a newer post and looked at the photos...Nice to see the external frame packs hanging on the wall..I`m so proud of somebody for not buying into the internal frame fad
    Ooh - NICE log work! I gotta get out more!

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