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    Default Gifford Woods State Park

    Does the AT go through Gifford Woods State Park in Vermont? If so how would you rate it as far as scenery, shelters, water, bugs, other factors?

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    It goes thru the park but briefly. It was early and I just breezed thru... as the campers selpt. HH
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    The AT does pass thru this little State Park. It's a wonderful place. I've stayed there many times.

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    I stopped there for a shower in 2001. Cold shower for free, hot shower for 25 cents (50 cents if
    you like a longer shower). Don't remember the camping rates, but there were some lean-tos available (we didn't spend the night).

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    Car camped there last fall. Sites were close together and nondescript, but at least there was a decent bar within walking distance ;-).

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    Earl Shaffer described it as being one of the finest and best kept parks in the U.S., during his 1948 thruhike. Wonder if he'd still give it a nod like that today.

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    Wolf, I thougt you hit the Trail bro?
    Anything's within walking distance if you've got the time.
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    Nope. I'm awaiting the arrival of my new Harley. Will do some hiking somewhere, sometime in the next month.

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    Default "New" Harley?

    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf
    Nope. I'm awaiting the arrival of my new Harley. Will do some hiking somewhere, sometime in the next month.
    Hey L.W.


    how many Harleys do you own? What model did you just purchase?
    I had an old ShovelHead...but traded it (like an idiot) for a drumset....then,
    i owned a 1976 Harley...sold it for what i paid for it....now i own a 1994 Honda Shadow VT-1100C (Harley soft-tail look-a-like).

    Lookin' to buy another Harley when i retire....probably a RoadKing.
    see ya'll UP the trail!

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    I'm getting an 04 FLSTFI Fat Boy. Never owned a Harley before.

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    As I recall, the shelters at Gifford Woods are very expensive. I also breezed right through when I hiked there last fall -- it's mostly a roadwalk through the park. I remember saying that the shelters should be catered at that price. (I just checked my journal and the sign said they charged $21 for staying in a lean-to. Maybe that is for having the whole thing to yourself??)

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    Quote Originally Posted by poison_ivy
    (I just checked my journal and the sign said they charged $21 for staying in a lean-to. Maybe that is for having the whole thing to yourself??)
    Yup - its $21 for as many people as you can cram in there. They are quite bit shelters, and getting 8 people into one would not be a problem. I really like this place for car camping. Its quiet, the sites are somewhat secluded and there are no RV hookups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf
    Nope. I'm awaiting the arrival of my new Harley. Will do some hiking somewhere, sometime in the next month.
    Will we see you in cigarette ads crossing a stream with your Harley parked on the bank?

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    Where is the bar?

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