Section hiker 733 AT miles
Full Goose Shelter
This shelter sleeps 12 and is popular as a staging area for preparing to head NOBO to Mahoosuc Notch (or else just coming out of it.) The AT passes right in front of the shelter and hikers need to ascend a small ladder to get there. There are at least four tent platforms ringed around the shelter. Water is located downhill and behind the shelter from a small brook (mucho tanin.) Nice little spot!
Full Goose always seems full, it was when I was there in August. The brook had color to it then as well, but didn't smell too bad. The White Mtn Guide says that the shelter holds twelve. I don't know about that, there were 10 of us in there and we were shoulder to shoulder.
Staying that night with us was Grass, Uncle Ben, Sleeping Beauty, Terrapin Flyer, and a bunch of sectioners. My two friends and I were the only overnighters.
It was 5pm when we arrived at this shelter in June on our thru this year, and despite having plans of pushing on, we decided to stop for the day because we did not know if we could make it out of the notch and to a feasible camp spot before dark. In hindsight we probably could have, but we also werent in a hurry. There was no one else there and we enjoyed our stay. Nice shelter.
An update 5/30/2010, the shelter is as described and in good condition.
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