View Full Version : Approach Slelter to Franklin

12-26-2010, 10:34
Which shelters would u suggest staying at and which would u avoid on this stretch. Considering leaving Dec 31st, 2010.

12-26-2010, 11:25
It's not clear to me what stretch you're referring to.

Lone Wolf
12-26-2010, 11:36
It's not clear to me what stretch you're referring to.

amicalola NOBO to franklin

i suggest staying in none of them. lotsa great camping in that stretch

12-26-2010, 11:37
approach trail to franklin, at this time of year no crowds at any shelter and water should be fine

12-26-2010, 12:15
pitch the whole way. shelters way to cold and windy now. sleep on soft snow and wake warm and toasty.

12-26-2010, 12:19
i stayed in the black gap shelter a couple of weeks ago.... nice shelter. I will be leaving from springer parking lot nobo on Dec 31. Panning on staying at Gooch mtn shelter the first night, woods hole shelter the second and depart from neels gap on the third

12-26-2010, 12:24
Carter Gap shelters - first the older on the left, then the newer on the right in better shape.

max patch
12-26-2010, 13:34
You'll be warmer in a tent.

Don't count on Springer 12/31; depending on weather it may be full unless you get there early.

Blue Mtn gets a lot of wind because of the way it is situated. Nice views, though.

12-27-2010, 14:59
Tenting is much, much warmer.