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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-24-2013, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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AT Hiking

Hiking again this year between Christmas and New Years. Leaving Dec 29th and returning the 31st. Starting point is the AT and 72 and ending point is 322 at the river. Tenting the first night and staying in a shelter the second night. So far the weather looks clear and cold. Should be fun.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-24-2013, 02:59 AM
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Be carefull in the shelter . I think those mice are supposed to carry a disease of some type .
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-24-2013, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Were staying in Peters Mountain Shelter. I have not stayed in that one yet, but looks nice. May have to bring about a dozen mouse traps.

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No mice in the shelter. Maybe it was because it was 15 degrees with a wind of about 10 - 15 mph.

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Re: AT Hiking

Is the Peters mountain shelter a newer one that replaced Earl Shaffers" that is rebuilt in the museum at Pine Grove Furnace ? Sounds like a great adventure with no crowds !

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Yea I think it's the one or it could be the one called Clarks Shelter. Peters shelter is a two story shelter that sleeps about 18 hikers. The water source is a nice 300 steps down the steep mountain. After hiking all day it's kind of rough to get water. Clarks shelter is smaller and sleeps 4 - 6 hikers. If you get on the website http://www.appalachiantrail.org/ you then go to the "interactive map" page and then check on the shelter box and zoom into the shelters. Most have pictures of them. Saw two SOBO at Rausch Shelter staying there for the day on Sunday (zero day) since it rained all day and was about 35 degrees. Saw one day hiker and one muzzlehunter on Monday. On Tuesday saw 3 day hikers. The walk from Peters shelter to the river was tough espically after it snowed about a 1/2 inch. All rocks, cold, snowy, windy, several switchbacks with the elevation change, but entertaining and fun.

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