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    Default Melville Nauheim Shelter

    here's another that is missing a thread.

    looks like it's just 1.6 miles from Vt. 9 (road to Bennington)


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    Trust me. Its a 1.6 mile up from the road. Here's a picture:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/39376463@N02/3751624395/

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    Yep, definitely uphill the whole way...

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    Not if you're SOBO like I'll be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoooma View Post
    Not if you're SOBO like I'll be.

    Don't worry - you'll have plenty of "up" on the other side of the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoooma View Post
    Not if you're SOBO like I'll be.
    I'm pretty sure it will always be uphill from RT. 9, like the description says...

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    both sides are switchbacks. no big deal

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    I haven't had a chance to go up the hill to this shelter but did the other side of Rt 9 and it is a good hump out of the notch but some of the coolest big stone step that I had seen at the time. That had taken a ton of work to put them in.

    This was near the top.

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    they look good but aren't very functional. i walk up the side of the steps

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    They were solid when I was there but they do force you into a stride that is a bit off for me if that is what you mean by functional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch2014 View Post
    They were solid when I was there but they do force you into a stride that is a bit off for me if that is what you mean by functional.
    more work than the natural treadway. a lot work for nothing

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    I thought the stone stairway was pretty gnarly, some huge rocks. Helps against erosion as well, if it were bare ground going up that slope with that much grade and the amount of foot traffic it gets the trail would be horrible.

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    I remember a couple of years ago heading down to RT 9 (from the North) in a lightning/thunder/hail storm. It was right on top of us. I was getting splashed in the face as the water streamed down that steep stone work. I also remember singing "Singing in the Rain" as I got soaked to the skin. Nothing like a good day on the trail!!
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    Default Tenting

    How is the area around this shelter for tenting? Is there room, and if so how much?

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    Room for 3-4 tents in the area in front of the shelter.

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    Most tenters head to the large tenting area behind and to the right (facing the shelter). It's almost split into two areas back there and should hold close to ten tents.


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    Stayed here this past weekend, before heading to goddard. Post holed the whole way. There were alot of people turning around because of the snow, but i had just driven two hours so i had to hike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quoddy View Post
    Most tenters head to the large tenting area behind and to the right (facing the shelter). It's almost split into two areas back there and should hold close to ten tents.
    There is a flat cleared spot on the way up to the outhouse. This should be good for 1 or 2 tents. I tented there (7/2012) by myself and never noticed any smell, but I guess if the wind blows the wrong way...

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