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    Default Clarendon Shelter

    This is the last shelter heading north before the notorious Governor Clement shelter.

    Clarendon is very nice--not sure why it's never been written up on this site. I stayed here on Oct 7, 2007, with a friendly father-son team and a flip-flopper. Clarendon is in the familiar three-sided VT design, with 2 2-person bunks on either side and a picnic table in the middle. There's room for 8 hikers easy, a few more could be squeezed in given bad weather. Fire pit in front, privy not far off. Water from a stream near the shelter, which was running fine that day. The shelter looks on pretty woods to the south, and there seemed to be plenty of level ground around for tenting.

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    Ya, I love this place. Pulled in late one afternoon in July 2005 after a giant dinner at the Whistle Stop Diner. The setting sun spilled across the clearing and shined right on the stream. Beautiful place. Pleasant conversation that night with Colonel Forbin and Captain Crunch. It's in my journal on the link above.

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    - Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass; Song of the Open Road.

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    Lotta folks there the night I stayed... I was in my tent -- lots of tent space. Some local(s) had dumped ton of nicely cut/split firewood in front of the shelter. Good crowd, good campfire.

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    How was the water terrapin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by refreeman View Post
    How was the water terrapin?
    No memory of water problems there, nor any mention of such in my journal. Water had been a minor issue the day after, at Greenwall shelter. It was August 2002.

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    Quote Originally Posted by refreeman View Post
    How was the water terrapin?
    There should never be a water problem there. There is a very large stream.

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    0621111615.jpgI though I was at a KOA camp ground. This place is immaculate. A must stay if you are doing the AT. This was July 2011.

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    Its in a kind of in between spot. The Whistle Stop restaurant is just before it. NOBO wise I've pushed so I can camp at Minerva Hinchley and get a huge breakfast. Thus Clarendon is just a walk by.
    Everything is in Walking Distance

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    August 2013. I didn't stay there, unfortunately. Beautifully maintained. LOTS of tent space. Plenty of water.

    Cosmo

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    And it's the only shelter I've ever seen with flower beds around it.

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    fantastic stop.
    best trail angel/maintainer we encountered since maryland/southern pa.

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    Had lunch there during my 2009 section hike. Was trying to make it to the secret shelter that day but couldn't do it and ended up tenting along qa stream between the two shelters.

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