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Bearfence Hut, Spring, Scramble, and Alpha Gal

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This was a great hike in the Shenandoah National Park, from Big Meadows Campground to Bearfence Hut. It is approximately 15 miles round trip and has very little elevation gain / loss. I’d list this as being moderate if you include the “scramble”. More information on the scramble part of the hike can be found here: As usual, I’ve posting some videos showing the trail, the shelter, legal campsites along this section of trail, and more importantly (to me) the springs. 😊The Bearfence Hut is a fairly standard 3 sided structure with an internal mezzanine and can sleep approximately 8. There is one privy at this location, a couple poles to hang food bags from, AND a very cool (and large) bear locker to place food in. The spring was very sad and barely flowing – you will need to scoop or pump from this one. There are also several very good tent sites right nearby. A free permit is required to overnight in the park. More information can be found here:

Updated 09-19-2017 at 05:01 by Kaptainkriz

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