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    Default Little Rock Pond Shelter

    Another fee shelter (though the caretaker did not show up to collect the $6 while I was there... perhaps it is already past caretaker season??) This is an older shelter, not in great shape and could comfortably sleep six. Get your water from the spring at Little Rock Pond or from the stream before you head uphill to the shelter since those are the water supplies.

    Apparently, the shelter used to be on an island on Little Rock Pond. It was dismantled and brought to its current site, where it gets a lot more use.


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    :banana Shelter on Island?

    When the shelter was on the island, did hikers take a canoe (s) to get there? How long ago was this? Poison Ivy, how do you know so much about the shelter areas? Backpacking thru? Curious, because I am backpacking AT and have clocked in 500 miles....a few of us still need to do upper AT in VT. Maybe sometime you would like to join us. (We are with the Green Mountain Club-CT chapter) and sometimes we get some non-club members to go with us, or I go solo. Always looking for more hikers. (You can go for free....don't have join the club in order to go). Anycase, if interested check out our website, Green Mountain Club (CT chapter) or you can contact me directly at keristeven@netzero.com (203) 256-0012 in Fairfield, CT...Happy Trails! Steve (Little Bear 2)

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    I'm not sure who used the shelter before it was moved, but my "Exploring the Appalachian Trail" book says it was moved to its current location in 1972. For some reason my brain collects these type of trivia "factoids" from the guidebooks.

    I wrote a lot of the shelter entries because the VT forum was lacking them as I hiked through the state last summer. I'm section hiking the New England AT and have finished CT through near Pinkham Notch in NH.

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    Default Little Rock Pond

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    Default Little Rock Pond

    I seem to recall there is a nice picture of the shelter on the island in the GMC's LT history/picture book. I think there was a little footbridge, as the island is close to shore. I believe it was moved for overuse/impact reasons.

    That GMC link above isn't working for me. Edit: Now it's fine, just a temporary thing.

    On my section hike through there last winter, we came into Little Rock Pond shelter on snowshoes around midnight. Beautiful place. In the morning, I immediately lost the LT by cruising down a wash to the right of the actual trail. Ooops, those white blazes are hard to see when they are buried in snow.
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    Default Map

    Hey, nice map link. If I am not mistaken, the trail currently passes East of the pond, yes?

    I dug up this 1893 topo of the area. You can see the village of Aldrichville and its access road, just northeast of Little [Rock] Pond? Now it's just a ghost town of cellar holes and stone walls on the LT/AT.

    Little Rock Pond, circa 1893.
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    .............
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    Default Link to picture of Little Rock Pond:

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    Default Another Photo Link to Little Rock Pond:

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    New shelter to be built during 2010. Both Lula Tye and the current shelters will remain open while the new one is being built.

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    Default Tenting

    Considering this is a fee shelter, is tenting allowed there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berserker View Post
    Considering this is a fee shelter, is tenting allowed there?
    Disregard my post, I just read in the Companion that the Little Rock Pond Tenting Area is right near there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berserker View Post
    Disregard my post, I just read in the Companion that the Little Rock Pond Tenting Area is right near there.
    You're right. It's south, back toward Lula Tye shelter, and serves them both.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Berserker View Post
    Disregard my post, I just read in the Companion that the Little Rock Pond Tenting Area is right near there.
    The Little Rock Tenting area has 4 platforms (if my memory serves me right), 2 singles and 2 doubles.

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    New Little Rock Pond Shelter, Photos by William Lomasney.


















    Little Rock Pond Shelter Construction

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Eleven;
    When the shelter was on the island, did hikers take a canoe (s) to get there? How long ago was this?
    Photos from Walking With Spring by Earl Shaffer




    Bridge to the island


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    The shelter that was on the island of Little Rock Pond:


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    New in 2010. Spacious with covered porch/eating area. Tent platforms and a few tentsites adjacent. Caretaker lives next door. Hear and saw a loon on the pond Aug 2013. Water was fine from spring 50yds north on AT.

    Cosmo

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    Quote Originally Posted by veteran View Post
    The shelter that was on the island of Little Rock Pond:



    My first nite on the AT was spent here in 1967.....I will never forget it...........Thanks Veteran!

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