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    LT '79; AT '73-'14 in sections; Donating Member Kerosene's Avatar
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    Default Bailey Gap Shelter

    Basic 6-person wooden shelter at the end of the climb from road (going north), with a stretch of difficult rock-hopping north of the shelter itself. Picnic table and fire pit. Not sure about a privy.
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    Privy is approximately 50 feet away from shelter, and water source is about 100 yards off the trail.

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    As of 05/19/07 the area was a little messy. Not much room for tents and otherwise uninspiring....
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    I can't find a better place to spend St Patrick's Day, so I'm heading up there today. Thoughts, suggestions, concerns? No if I can just find a bottle of Bailey's and shepard's pie recipe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEBjr View Post
    I can't find a better place to spend St Patrick's Day, so I'm heading up there today. Thoughts, suggestions, concerns? No if I can just find a bottle of Bailey's and shepard's pie recipe!
    No Guinness?

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    Never know what might end up in my pack. I will have to see what I can find at the Wade's in Dublin, Virginia, not Ireland.

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    What are the tenting options at the shelter, and in the general vicinity (within a mile of the shelter either North or South)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berserker View Post
    What are the tenting options at the shelter, and in the general vicinity (within a mile of the shelter either North or South)?
    As I sometimes do here I'll answer my own question. There is no decent established tenting in the immediate area of the shelter. The shelter is up against a slope, and the whole area is very rocky. I don't specifically remember if I saw anything decent North or South on the trail.

    Also thought I'd mention that I saw two bears here. They rolled in shortly after I had cooked my supper, but were easily scared away. Didn't see them again after that.

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    Stony Creek, about 1.5 miles south has a large campsite. Unfortunately, this is more than the mile range you're looking for. Also, it is at a road crossing (not much traffic).

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