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    Post Must-See Shelters

    Can anyone recommend some must-see shelters to stay at?
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    West Mountain Shelter - Harriman State Park NY - Old CCC shelter with great view down the Hudson River
    Gentian Pond Shelter NH - Great view south

    AMC Shelters (big bucks unless you can work for stay
    Greenleaf Hut - Above treeline shelter overlooking mountain tarn and Franconia Ridge
    Zealand Falls Huts - Looks out over Zealand valley
    Lake of the Clouds Hut - Above treeline in the shadow of Mt Washington Views west to VT with two mountain tarns out back
    Madison Hut - Above treeline, views north toward Canada in col between two Northern Presidentials

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    Ed Garvey in MD

    Fontana Hilton at Fontana Dam

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    Has been asked before. https://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/arc.../t-108513.html

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    mile 1548.1 - Upper Goose Pond Cabin

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    In this area, I'd say the top three are:

    Bryant Ridge
    Chestnut Knob
    Rice Field (nothing special about the shelter itself but views from here are outstanding).

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    William Brien shelter

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    Thank you so much! Couldn't find a past thread!

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    In Vermont, shelters at Stratton Pond and Little Rock Pond are nice. The latter is large and not far from the pond.

    In Maine, don't miss Pierce Pond Shelter - very close to the water's edge.

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    Love Ed Garvey. Hexacuba in NH was neat.

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    Quarry Gap Shelter just north of Caledonia.

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    Don't miss the cabin at Upper Goose Pond. It's by far the best deal on the AT. It's a cabin on a beautiful pond. Great swimming. And a canoe for hikers to use. Nice mattress on the bunks. Screens on the windows to keep the bugs out. The on duty caretaker makes pancakes and coffee for breakfast. There isn't a charge for hikers but donations are excepted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampie View Post
    Don't miss the cabin at Upper Goose Pond. It's by far the best deal on the AT. It's a cabin on a beautiful pond. Great swimming. And a canoe for hikers to use. Nice mattress on the bunks. Screens on the windows to keep the bugs out. The on duty caretaker makes pancakes and coffee for breakfast. There isn't a charge for hikers but donations are excepted.
    Agreed, I've thrown in a twenty each time I've been there and even then I thought it was a bargain.
    Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.

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    [QUOTE=peakbagger;2128919]West Mountain Shelter - Harriman State Park NY - Old CCC shelter with great view down the Hudson River
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    Older than that. Built in 1928. When I stayed there, many times, in the 1960s and '70s it had no floor. A friend and I arrived once to find it flooded inside. We slept out under a 6x8 tarp. One of many fond memories for me.
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    006.JPG Celebrate the 300 mile mark NOBO here at Jerry's Cabin shelter.
    Sleep on the ground, rise with the sun and hike with the wind....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cleaner View Post
    006.JPG Celebrate the 300 mile mark NOBO here at Jerry's Cabin shelter.
    This is a very clean and well maintained shelter. Thanks for your efforts Cleaner, they are greatly appreciated. Tumbling Run in Pa. is also a well maintained shelter and has a great "no treatment necessary" water source as well. When we were thru there in 2015 the caretakers also showed up with cold sodas for hikers. Awesome!

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    Didn't stay there because I got there too early in the day but the Allentown Shelter in PA looked incredible. Clean, spacious area for tenting or hanging, clean privy, a cord of freshly cut firewood, grills for cooking, no trash to speak of.


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    Pierce Pond shelter in Maine. Not for the shelter itself, but the site and the view.

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    Birch Run Shelter, PA section 13, if I have the correct one, has lots of camping spots and handmade furniture (benches and tables - many yards away from the shelter itself) by 1 or 2 camp sites. You have to look around the shelter site and its various camping spots to see the furniture, probably purposeful done that way. There is a small creek nearby too.
    Just love being outside, not sure why. 765 AT miles done (2014-2018), many more to go.

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    My favorite must see shelter just for it's nickname is IIRC McQueens Knob, AKA 'the love shack'. A 2 person abandoned shelter with no water. Considered an emergency shelter. Note you wouldn't want to stay there, but it is a must see (also can't miss since it is right on trail.

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