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Delawaredave
10-05-2012, 18:24
I understand at Graymoor Friary there is a pavillon where you can stay ?

True ? What is it like ? Easy to find ?

Thanks.

snifur
10-05-2012, 18:48
It is true. I stayed there. It is a pavilion with a cement floor. sleeping on cement can be challenging for some. there is even a shower there! cold shower, but a shower. not hard to find at all. just follow the signs from the AT or the guidebook. open on all sides, but it has a roof. plenty of nails too so you can hang ur stuff. i showered with my clothes and hung them to dry so that i could start the next day with a smell fresh feeling! if i remember correctly, it had power. i enjoyed it.

Delawaredave
10-05-2012, 18:54
Thanks for quick response- I hope I can find - cant figure place out on google satellite maps.

Don H
10-05-2012, 19:04
There are two pavilions at Graymour. The one large one that you pass that is not open to hikers and further up the drive a small pavilion at the ball fields. That is the one they let you stay at. You can pitch a tent at the field or sleep in the pavilion which maybe sleeps 6. There is water there, a portable toilet and cold shower. One of the Friers often comes to check on hikers and you can call out to a deli for a food delivery. If you're NOBO the Mountain Mart about a mile before is a great place to pick up some food.

Are you the Delaware Dave that thrued last year?

Delawaredave
10-05-2012, 20:23
Thanks ! (not I've not thrued). Is the location of the pavillion 41.348253,-73.919157 ?

http://s295.photobucket.com/albums/mm131/davejunkmail123/?action=view&current=friar.jpg

I don't understand the road "Appalachian Trail" and the trail seems to cut through NE to SW.

Thanks !

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Don H
10-05-2012, 21:16
The trail is the single line, don't know about the road "Appalachian Trail"
There are blue blazes where the trail crosses Franciscan Way, follow St. Anthony Way and then St. Joseph Way.
If you have a chance send some time walking the grounds, there's lots to see.

snifur
10-05-2012, 21:25
there is lots to see. part of the road is the Appalchian Trail i beleive and thats why it is called AT Rd. you really can not miss it as it is well marked.

Don H
10-05-2012, 21:29
I remember crossing a dirt road immediately after leaving Graymour but not following it.

LIhikers
10-06-2012, 00:38
My wife and I do boundary monitoring in that section and I'm very familiar.
The map shows the roads as they are and the trail is the single line labeled as such.
The trail does not follow any roads but crosses them.
The pavillion is as others have said, but beware, the water gets turned off for the cold weather. I don't know if it's on or off right now.

Trail Bug
10-06-2012, 05:19
I stayed there and the bells going off every hour drove me crazy. Had a hard time sleeping. If I had to do it again I would have stayed at one of the campsites I passed along the trail.

Monkeywrench
10-06-2012, 08:06
There are half a dozen photos of the field and pavilion at Graymoor, starting here: https://picasaweb.google.com/117957848509101633801/ATDelawareWaterGapPAToKentCT#5508041887906117762

Blissful
10-06-2012, 20:12
Chimes rinigng all night long, every hour was a distinct bummer. I had little sleep.

Delawaredave
10-18-2012, 19:26
Thanks for everyone's help. The location is: 41.348253,-73.919157

We did stay there - the bells seems to stop around midnight (I think). Worked out great.

SawnieRobertson
10-19-2012, 11:47
I never heard the bells, but I can attest to the hardness of the concrete floor. The setup for the shower is something that I have dreamed of for my own property. The outhouse was on the far side of the field. It was immaculate, maybe because the distance discourage usage. The mother of one of the other occupants arrived with so much delicious fruit that each of us gorged on it--particularly me with the watermelon. Every time he asked if anyone wanted more, my hand went up. The only bad memory for me was having my foot slip between two strong vines when I was almost to the road as I left. It took someone who was passing by to cut me loose.

Fredt4
10-19-2012, 15:14
cold shower was extremely nice on the 100+ day i stayed there. most stayed in tents, the rasberry bushes were excellent.

trovar
10-21-2012, 04:38
I never heard any bells either, but the concrete is indeed very hard.

Monkeywrench
10-21-2012, 08:51
I never heard any bells either, but the concrete is indeed very hard.

I hung my hammock between the posts of the hockey goal and slept wonderfully. I also heard no bells, but I sleep rather soundly.

Cosmo
10-23-2012, 20:17
The all-night street lights, commuter trains, cars traffic and airplanes headed into and out of NYC airports made it more like camping in the backyard. However, the ready access to pizza delivery compensated for the less-than-wilderness experience.

Cosmo