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cascader
02-27-2008, 22:10
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.

Rainman
02-28-2008, 16:03
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.

rafe
02-28-2008, 20:40
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.

refreeman
02-28-2008, 20:48
How was the water terrapin?

rafe
02-28-2008, 20:58
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.

Rainman
02-29-2008, 10:49
How was the water terrapin?

There should never be a water problem there. There is a very large stream.

Grayhair
01-19-2012, 16:25
14942I 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.

bamboo bob
01-19-2012, 16:35
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.

Cosmo
08-18-2013, 13:48
August 2013. I didn't stay there, unfortunately. Beautifully maintained. LOTS of tent space. Plenty of water.

Cosmo

Deacon
08-18-2013, 16:14
And it's the only shelter I've ever seen with flower beds around it.

OzJacko
08-18-2013, 16:20
fantastic stop.
best trail angel/maintainer we encountered since maryland/southern pa.

mikec
08-18-2013, 17:20
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.