Whenever we wander by a shelter I usually make a picture then post it along with the story of that hike. One of our faithful followers, Rick (Rick and Paulette’s RV Travels) usually makes a comment about the shelter. The last shelter I mentioned in the blog was Mt Collins shelter in the Sugarland Mountain Trail post a few days ago. Rick commented that he thought the shelters were a nice thing for hikers.
|Thunder Hill Shelter in Virginia|
Trail Shelters are not the same as the “huts” in the High Sierras, Colorado, or the White Mountains. Those huts are owned by Clubs or concessionaires and must be reserved and paid for to stay. Trail shelters I’m talking about are structures along trails for overnight stays by hikers and usually require not reservations and are usually free.
|Blood Mountain Shelter in Georgia|
|Deer Lick Twin Shelters in Pennsylvania, I think.|
|Tumbling Run twin shelters separate snorers and non snorers.|
I especially like the clothesline in back.
|Quarry Gap Shelter in Pennsylvania|
Some may say the best advantage of being at the shelter is the camaraderie with other hikers. It is nice to have company in the evening to swap tales of the trail.
|Privy in 100 mile wilderness in Maine|
I also like camping near the shelter because most have privies. Personally, I hate digging a cat hole.
|Icewater Springs Shelter in the Smokies|
|Partnership shelter in Mt Rogers Recreation Area. This one has a shower.|
|My nest safe from creepy crawlies|
|Ed Garvey Shelter|
That’s about all I know about shelters and it's probably way more than you ever wanted to know. Thanks for tagging along.