The Perch Shelter
Info, questions, comments, experiences (good or bad) regarding -The Perch Shelter
Past/Present hikers - what can future hikers expect here? Have any good stories or memories from here?
Future hikers - any questions?
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The Perch has a shelter and four tent platforms.
Last time I was there was August of 2002 and they were just starting to re-do the tent plaforms...there was one completed.
GREAT TASTING WATER. The Perch can fill up quickly and there is no overflow area. Due to the terrain it can be difficult to find a spot to camp unless you have a hammock.
You might also want to consider Gray Knob or Crag Camp...both enclosed buildings that are run under a caretaker basis...see link below:
I recently hiked the 0.9 mile from The Perch to the A.T. in the Northern Presidentals and it took me about 30 minutes. Its still farther away from the trail than most AT shelters but closer than I thought and not out of the question. Too bad it can be so busy. Here is a picture of the shelter.
The elevation change from the AT intersection down to the Perch looks to be about 1,000 feet. Is that right? How's the terrain?
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