View Full Version : Hurricane Mountain Shelter

12-05-2005, 01:49
I viisted this new shelter with Almost There about 2 weeks ago in my Pre Thanksgiving Day hike. Very nice area, with good water accross the AT from the shelter. I did not notice a privy. Very large and ample space.

Big Dawg
10-17-2009, 16:14
Is this shelter near the top of Iron Mtn? If so, it seems a little close to Old Orchard shelter. Any privy?

10-25-2009, 14:48
The shelter has a moldering privy.

Located at the center of the map.

10-28-2010, 01:10
Can anyone tell me the distance from the Old Orchard Shelter to this one? I am doing a section hike but have old maps and guidebook - and living in remote AK no access to new ones before my trip. Thanks!!!!

10-28-2010, 08:24
5 miles - Old Orchard is mp 502.5 and Hurricane Mtn. is 507.5

10-28-2010, 09:48
If I was planning a winter hike I'd keep on going North to Trimpi Shelter. I believe it's 8 miles north and it has a fire place. :)

10-28-2010, 11:04
Trimpi is 9.1 miles north of Hurricane Mtn. - when I was there last year the spring was rather slow

10-29-2010, 00:36
Thanks Guys think I will keep on moving to Trimpi..


05-26-2011, 23:43
Bear cables @ Hurricane Mt. Shelter? Thanks.

07-13-2011, 10:30
Bear cables @ Hurricane Mt. Shelter? Thanks.
I haven't seen any bear cables between Damascus and Burke's Garden. Bring your own rope if you hang your food. That is what I do.

map man
07-08-2017, 20:48
There are no tent sites right around this shelter, but at the point the side trail leaves the AT for the shelter there is room for a few tents (it's real close to the water source for this shelter). Maybe a tenth of a mile to the south on the trail there is a site for another tent or two -- that's where I tented in May 2017.

04-15-2019, 13:07
Welcometo Hurricane Shelter

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