View Full Version : Johns Hollow Shelter (VA)

11-08-2003, 14:52
Located a few miles north of the James River crossing. Lovely setting fairly close to a rushing creek. Basic 6-person design with two uncovered picnic tables and fire rings.

Fair amount of overflow tent space. As of October 2003, there were a few dozen log "stumps" that had been set up around the shelter as mini-tables. The stumps probably came from all the blowdowns that hit the area during a recent hurricane and associated micro-burst.

Nice swimming areas are available 1-2 miles south of the shelter.

04-17-2010, 21:08
This shelter as the name implies is set down in a hollow amongst a beautiful setting with a rushing creek and abundant tent sites.
The privy at Johns Hollow is the new handicap accessible type that I also saw at Punchbowl and Matts Creek among other shelters this past week.
Kinda neat sitting on the throne at 3 am looking up through the clear plexiglass ceiling at the billions of stars in the sky.

04-17-2010, 21:13
Who built and maintains this shelter? It sounds divine.--Kinnickinic

Deer Hunter
04-17-2010, 22:34
The Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club is responsible for that section.

04-18-2010, 13:16
Johns Hollow Shelter



04-18-2010, 19:52
This is in a beautiful spot but because it is down at the bottom of the hollow it can get extremely humid and buggy in mid-summer. Not much of a breeze.

04-18-2010, 22:50
Thanks for the pic. That shelter has a twin (maybe more). It looks exactly like the Story Spring shelter in Vt.

04-18-2010, 22:56
Story Spring shelter : http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=940&c=571

Yes, I noticed that there are a lot of shelters of this design.