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    Default No Business Knob shelter = creepy

    I stayed at NBK shelter one night in March 8, 2015. I was too tired to let the somewhat creepy feeling bother me except there was mention of a persistent bear in the logbook and no food hang cables and it was after dark when I arrived so finding a suitable tree and limb to use for the food hang was difficult but I eventually found one. Also no privy but I'm used to poopin in the woods since I used to spend lottsa time in wilderness areas where privies are non-existent. No sign of the bear or "spooks, goblins, monsters or any other supernatural phenomenon.

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    The first shelter north of Hogback Ridge is Bald Mountain. NBK is the next one north from Bald Mountain.

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    No. That is Bald Mountain shelter. The next one north is NBK.

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    I thinks peoples imaginations run wild at night in da woods

    Been there twice in daytime, like any other AT ratbox imo.
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    I didn't like it either, I saw it and didn't stay, I didn't even stop (Mama didn't raise any fools). I describe it as it looks like a inner city park restroom.

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    Many hikers aren't aware of the USFS road which is only about 200 yards from the shelter.Where the AT turns left just after heading north a faint trail used to go to the turnaround at the end of the road.I was there last in 2011 but did not check out the road.Once I hiked the road out and down to the AT near the river.It may be locked and gated by now.Local hunters used this and was the reason for some of the trash there.These days some hikers do a good job of trashing shelters.
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    Passed by the shelter on October 18. As I left, the northbound trail had an short section that blurred my vision. Backed up a bit, could see clearly again, and couldn't see anything before me that would cause this, but moving forward again, my eyes couldn't focus. Not so bad I couldn't see, but certainly noticeable. Only lasted a few minutes hiking time, and I was out of it. At the time, I thought it was likely a faint patch of fog, not really visible but there nevertheless.

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    I walked through several hours of pouring rain, thunder and lighting before arriving at NBK so I wasn't quibbling over the architecture. It was empty when I arrived but two trail friends showed up later. Spirits were high because we knew we'd be in Erwin the next day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cleaner View Post
    Many hikers aren't aware of the USFS road which is only about 200 yards from the shelter.Where the AT turns left just after heading north a faint trail used to go to the turnaround at the end of the road.I was there last in 2011 but did not check out the road.Once I hiked the road out and down to the AT near the river.It may be locked and gated by now.Local hunters used this and was the reason for some of the trash there.These days some hikers do a good job of trashing shelters.
    I flagged that route with tape a while back to make it easier to get through the woods - there are faint trails all the way from the AT to the road.

    I don't think I've hiked the AT from NBK to Erwin in several years - I always take the dirt road. It's open all the way down but there are a few forks in the road along the way. It's a pretty walk with different views than the AT and it's almost all easy downhill with a lot fewer rocks - takes me around 2 hours from NBK to Uncle Johnnys.

    p.s. I also take FR 278 to Devils Creek Gap to reconnect with the AT when I get to Spivey Gap. I've passed the white blazes enough thank you.
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    Interesting. I came through on a beautiful sunny day. I stopped for lunch at the picnic table and thought it was a nice site. I stayed the night before near the road at Spivey Gap. Made it to Curley Maple Shelter after Uncle Johnny's saved me from exhaustion.

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    That shelter was one of the very few times where the graffiti made me laugh. There was one that simply said 'Some Business'.
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    NBK shelter was my second coldest night on the trail so far. Its also when I learned there is a reason they call it emergency blanket bc however cold I was, it was not what I would call an emergency, had a 15* sleeping bag, snow on the ground. But used my blanket anyhow and woke up to a wet sleeping bag from 100% condensation. My coldest night on the trail was the next night at CM shelter north of NBK.


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    October 1999 I was section hiking from Hot Springs to Erwin. My light was a mini mag light. It's batteries died when I walked 50 feet from the shelter to pee. It was pitch dark, no moon and no one else at the shelter. I turned off the light and waited a few minutes. It would glow dimly for a second then fad. It took five times to get back to the shelter.
    During the night I heard something dragging an old tarp left behind the shelter. I picked up a shoe a dropped it on the floor and the dragging stopped.

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