I stayed alone here on December 2, 2006, after hiking north from the Arlington/W Wardsboro Rd parking lot.

It's .5 off the AT but it's an easy .5, goes very quick and seems like less than half a mile.

The 3-sided shelter was rebuilt in 2005 and still looks fairly new. It features a nice overhang, with two sheltered cooking spots beneath. Fire pit, privy, a few tentsites. The shelter features a a raised platform that sleeps 6-8, but no bunks. There's a spring that was moving slow but steady last December. Very comfy, seemed underused, maybe b/c it's a little off the Trail. Recommended!