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    Default Jerry Cabin Shelter

    What are the chances that Jerry Cabin Shelter will be full come (this)Saturday evening? 3 old college buddies, one 2-person tent, and 1 hammock = hope the chances are good that there is room in the shelter, LOL

    Jerry Cabin Shelter is between Allen Gap and Devil Fork Gap NC/TN border

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    You will probably be OK.
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    50% chance you 3 will have it to yourselves.
    30% chance you share it with 2-3 others.
    10% 1 or more of you will have to use the shelters you brought, especially if you arrive late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flemdawg1 View Post
    50% chance you 3 will have it to yourselves.
    30% chance you share it with 2-3 others.
    10% 1 or more of you will have to use the shelters you brought, especially if you arrive late.
    Okay, I can live with those odds.

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    Just be cautious on the Bald Mountain ridgeline this time of year. Its a lightning prone area. Water can be scarce in between Allen Gap and Flint Mtn Shelter. So water up every chance. And watch the mosquitos and flys at Jerrys.

    As for room, there are several flat areas back near Camp Creek Bald/Jones Meadows, the fields on Coldspring, Shelton Graves, and Flint Mtn Shelter.
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    Yep, great campsites in that area. The shelter was a sty last time I was there. I'd camp.
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    Good water source at JC shelter too.

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    I was hiking north of there this past weekend (Erwin to Sam's Gap) and saw zero other backpackers on the trail. Of course the rain might have had something to do with that.

    Ditto what Sgt. Rock said: The shelter is quite unlovely. If you can beg, borrow, or steal any sort of tent or tarp you'd probably be happier.
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    just north of the shelter is great camping. You will be fine this weekend. Kids are back in school and tourons are gone.

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    So, it sounds like a consensus that I need to get one more tent. Thanks for your help!

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    I'm not anti-shelter by any means, but that one's pretty nasty.
    If not NOW, then WHEN?

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    If you go south another 6.8 miles Little Laurel Shelter is OK.

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    I say go a little north and stay in that field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    I say go a little north and stay in that field.
    We went up there with the same idea, except that the stuff in that field is about 4-5 feet tall and prickly

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    Good point. I usually sleep in the trees, so I didn't think about that. As I recall the area around the Shelton graves would have made a good hammock site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    Good point. I usually sleep in the trees, so I didn't think about that. As I recall the area around the Shelton graves would have made a good hammock site.
    Yea if you get that far, its less overgrown and has fire rings and got spots. That field in spring is awesome

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