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    Default Reserving Shelters

    Where can I call to reserve the shelter at Plumorchard Gap? Thanks for the help!

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    Reservations not required except in the Smokies and Shenandoah and huts in the Whites. First come everywhere else.
    I am not young enough to know everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthMark View Post
    Reservations not required except in the Smokies and Shenandoah and huts in the Whites. First come everywhere else.
    You sure about SNP?? When I went thru there 2 years ago it was a free permit for the park, first come first served on shelters
    Trail Miles: 5,125.9
    AT Map 1: Completed 13-21'
    Sheltowee Trace: Completed 20-23'
    Pinhoti Trail: Completed 23-24'
    GSMNP900: 134.7(16.8%)
    Foothills Trail: 47.9
    AT Map 2: 279.4
    CDT: 210.9
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    You should also understand that you probably won't get the whole shelter to yourself even if you show up first. You get one bunk space. If there are 4 people in your party then you get 4 spaces. Anybody else who shows up is free to occupy spaces left open. This is not like places where you rent a cabin or rent a pavilion to hold a family reunion. Its first come, first serve, space available. You will likely be sharing your accommodations with complete strangers.

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    Oh, definitely! Yes, I understand, one person per slot. We just had to reserve shelters when we went through GSMNP, and I thought that might be the case here, but glad to see it's first come first served. My husband and I are packing a tent just in case, but we're hoping to shelter for most of our trip. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit in GA View Post
    Where can I call to reserve the shelter at Plumorchard Gap? Thanks for the help!
    first come, first served. and no, thru-hikers do not have priority

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambit McCrae View Post
    You sure about SNP?? When I went thru there 2 years ago it was a free permit for the park, first come first served on shelters
    My bad. I was thinking of the backcountry permits not reservations. Thanks for the catch.
    I am not young enough to know everything.

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    You CAN reserve cabins within Shenandoah NP. The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club rents cabins along their section of The Trail, including some in SNP:

    http://www.patc.net/PATC/Cabins/Wher...1-4111050834b7
    http://www.patc.net/PATC/Cabins/Reserve.aspx

    However, shelters are first come, first served.
    Last edited by GoldenBear; 10-25-2017 at 16:39.

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