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    Default Where is the best shelter/secret shelters

    For those of us who like to stay by or in shelters were do you think is the most beautiful shelter is at? Does anyone know about secret shelters that are not in any of the books or maybe just off the trail?

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    There are secret shelters, but out of respect for the owners, a lot of people won't mention them publicly. I've stayed at the one in Jersey.

    I usually hate telling people to use the search feature, but this is one of the exceptions where there's already more than enough information posted and I don't think Secret Shelters' Locales should be repeated...

    But there is certainly enough information already posted to WB in terms of secret shelters' locations.
    up over the hills, theres nothing to fear
    theres a pub across the way with whisky and beer
    its a lengthy journey on the way up to the top
    but it ain't so bad if you have a great big bottle o'scotch

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    There was this great one in Northern Vermont with a sign that said "This Way to Secret Shelter." Struck me as funny.

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    By "most beautiful shelter" do you mean the structure or the view from the shelter? Many of the shelters of recent construction are quite impressive. These are found all up and down the trail now.

    As for best shelter with a view - and there aren't too many of these - the two which stand out in my mind are the Overmountain shelter in NC and Gentian Pond shelter, the last one in NH.
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    Bryant Ridge shelter, in southern VA... at least among those I've seen and stayed at. Someone really went to town with that design. But it's spacious and beautiful. As for the most beautiful shelter site... that would be (imo) Pierce Pond shelter in Maine.

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    you know if we tell you it won't be a secret anymore.

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    My favorite two locations in Vermont are the view from kid Gore, although the structure itself is not great, and the view from Skyline Lodge, which is also a nice fully enclosed structure with a loft.

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    Hey von Frick! Long time no see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frau View Post
    Hey von Frick! Long time no see...

    Frau (currently trying to explain neurotransmitters to 10th graders)
    Hi! good luck with that- i'm trying to explain emission spectra to 10th graders as well. 20 minutes to go....

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    crazy ass germans
    up over the hills, theres nothing to fear
    theres a pub across the way with whisky and beer
    its a lengthy journey on the way up to the top
    but it ain't so bad if you have a great big bottle o'scotch

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    Cloud Pond Lean-to, Maine is located well. There is a wonderful hidden area by a lake on the 100 mile..........................................

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    That's easy. The one O.3 from where you stand, freezing cold, soaked, tired and starving.

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    Pierce Pond in Maine

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    and I'm trying to teach slope intercept formula to my students. 30 minutes to go.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Totem View Post
    crazy ass germans
    Really. Someone shoulda told them the race for the A-bomb ended a long time ago.
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    Great views from Goddard Shelter on Glastenbury in VT

    Also, loved views from Riga Lean-To in CT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Great views from Goddard Shelter on Glastenbury in VT ...
    Yup. I spent the last night of a ten-day section hike there, watching the heat lightning on a hot August night. Had the place to myself.

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    The view from Overmountain was fantastic when I was there. Clear night (after it rained) and a full moon hung over that valley. GORGEOUS!!
    "It was on the first of May, in the year 1769, that I resigned my domestic happiness for a time, and left my family and peaceable habitation on the Yadkin River, in North Carolina, to wander through the wilderness of America." - Daniel Boone

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    There is a secret shelter on top of Clingmans Dome. I discovered it by chance, and have never heard of another hiker who has stayed in it, or even mentioned it. It's dry, and has a door, not bad really. It's right on the summit too

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    The Barn gets the award for biggest capacity & best views. Mountaineer Falls gets the best new shelter award. Roan High gets the award for 4-walls.
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