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    Default William B Douglas Shelter?

    Anyone know if the William B Douglas shelter has a fire ring? Headed there late fall (really late fall) and want to know if I can stay warm by a fire!

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    It's in the National Forest where fires are allowed, so I'd say "probably". I didn't stop there on my way through last spring.

    The Spruce peak shelter (which is really a cabin) still has a wood stove in it.
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    At about 47 seconds in, the narrator says, "Fire pit right out front."

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    Indeed there is a substantial fire ring immediately in front of the shelter, or there was last time I walked by there. Personally I would head for Spruce Peak instead when planning an overnight in that vicinity. It's only a few miles farther on some of the easiest walking you'll find in VT. Douglas Shelter is half a mile off trail and just your standard three sided lean-to. Spruce Peak is a cabin style with four walls, covered front porch, and wood stove. Only time I might reconsider that is a weekend night as it can attract some party traffic due to the easy walk in from VT 11/30. Still a few miles in though so it's not a big hotspot.

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