Appalachian Trail Shelters Guide 2018 (Questions, Map, Full List) - Greenbelly Meals

Appalachian Trail Shelters


A complete list of shelters, an interactive map, coordinates, distances
and all frequently asked questions related to the AT shelters.

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What are Appalachian Trail shelters?

Appalachian Trail shelters are simple wooden structures scattered along the length of the trail for hikers to sleep in. They, most commonly, have three wooden walls (the fourth wall being exposed) and are elevated a couple feet off the ground. The shelters often have a slanted roof like a "lean-to" and are tall enough to stand up inside. They can also look like log cabins, small barns or primitive custom-houses.

Where are the shelters located? 

There are about 260 shelters scattered along the entire length of the 2,190 mile trail. Therefore, on average, there is a shelter located every 8.5 miles. Sometimes they might be closer together (maybe 5 miles), while other times they might be farther apart (maybe 15 miles). 

Most shelters are physically located directly on the trail, or within a stone's throw away. Occasionally, they might be located 0.1 to 0.5 miles off a smaller side trail.

*Info is to our best knowledge and not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.
*Data provided by Whiteblaze, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, TNlandforums.

How do you sleep in them?

They vary in size and dimensions. Most shelters are designed to sleep a capacity of 8 people though. Hikers lay out their pads and sleeping bags like sardines in a line next to one another on the floor. Some more luxurious ones have segmented sleeping bunks. 

What amenities do shelters have?

It's pretty basic. Think of them more like permanent tents or enlarged dog houses... rather than any kind of "housing". No electricity, no running water, etc. Inside the shelter might be one shelf containing a log book and pen...  a broom will usually be tucked away in the corner to sweep out dirt.

AT shelters typically have a picnic table outside to cook on, write in your journal, play cards, layout clothes, etc. There is also usually a fire pit, a water source nearby (stream, pipe in the ground, etc) and a privy. Privies are like backcountry outhouses located about 50 yards from the shelter. In areas with high bear-density, there are bear boxes or bear cables to stores your scented items.

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Do I need a reservation?

The short answer is no - you do not need a reservation to sleep in the shelters. These are public facilities that are, well, open to the public. Anyone and everyone can hike out on the Appalachian Trail and go sleep in a shelter without a reservation and without payment.

That being said, there are a few small sections (notably The Great Smoky Mountains in TN/NC and The Whites in NH) that require some planning. You must get a permit for the Smokys and, unless you are a thruhiker, you must reserve and pay for a 'hut' in the Whites. See more from the ATC on permits here.

Shelter Etiquette.

1) First Come, First Serve. If the weather is bad, make room. I have seen 14 people cram into an 8 person shelter. You can always put someone at your feet or squeeze in a little bit more. Be considerate before sprawling out all of your gear and becoming a shelter hog. 

2) Be Quiet After Dark. Most hikers sleep with the sun. Therefore, ‘hiker midnight’ is early, just after the sun goes down. Some people snore like gods of thunder so bring ear plugs. On that note, be considerate if you come in late at night in case some people are already asleep.

3) Cook Outside. For fear of burning down the wooden shelter, you are not supposed to cook in the shelter. Admittedly, on some particularly cold nights, I did not want to leave my sleeping bag and opted to cook inside. Be careful if you do. Otherwise, cook outside on the forest floor nearby, on the fire pit, etc.

4) Keep it Clean. Your crumbs can attract all sorts of wildlife and be a major pain for the next hiker. Sweep up if you make a mess. And always, Leave No Trace.

5) No Graffiti. Your expressions, drawings, carvings, names and phrases are not appreciated on the walls. Don't be a jerk. Some are historical landmarks nearly 100 years old and have been, and continue to be, maintained by dedicated volunteers. 

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Should I sleep in the AT shelters or my tent?

Thru-hikers should plan to sleep in both the shelters and their own personal tents. Most try to sleep in the shelters as much as possible though. Why?

AT Shelter Pros.

  • No Rain. If it rains during the night, you won’t have to pack up a wet tent the next morning. Packing up while it is actually raining is even worse. Everything gets wet. The shelter is a nice dry station to get ready in.

  • Space. You can stand up. That is a huge luxury. Your tent can be a tiny, claustrophobic space to change clothes and pack up in. If the weather is bad for a long period of time, your tent can turn into a miserable coffin.

  • Social. People congregate by the shelters. It is where they sleep and hang out. Half of the fun on the AT is meeting good people.

  • Easy. No setting up your tent at night AND no packing it up in the morning.

  • Amenities. As mentioned, there is usually water, picnic table and a ‘bathroom’ which is more than any kind of plain tent site or random stealth site.

AT Shelter Cons.

  • Inflexible Location. The structures are permanent. Therefore, your hiking mileage revolves around their location. Let’s say you wake up sluggish and only feel like hiking 10 miles. You are probably limited to two options - a shelter 5 miles away or one 15 miles away. Not ideal. You could also encounter nasty weather and need to set up pronto way before reaching the shelter. What if you cross over a beautiful mountain with a nice perch and want to camp out there?

  • No Capacity. Even as a SOBO, I encountered a few packed out shelters. NOBO overcrowding is very common and can be a real problem. As my SOBO bubble collided with the NOBO bubble, it was not uncommon for a 10 man shelter to have 20 thru-hikers show up at night. The later half would need to sleep in their tents or hammocks.

  • Extra Miles. As mentioned, sometimes shelters are located half a mile off trail. You might rather set up camp than hike the extra half mile each way.

I slept in the shelters probably 80% of the time and in my tent the other 20%. I HIGHLY recommend bringing your own shelter as a backup option (tent, hammock, tarp, bivy). The AT shelters are a great Plan A, but due to their inflexible location and potential for overcrowding, you want your own Plan B.

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A Note About Mice.

Extremely common in (some) shelters. A lot of people have slept in the shelters before you and, unfortunately, have trained the mice to know food opportunities await. There are mouse lines to hang your food from inside. These are strings dangling from the shelter ceiling rafters and have some sort of ‘stopper’ or block midline to prevent a mouse from crawling down and accessing your hanging food bag.

There were times I went hundreds of miles without seeing or even hearing a mouse. In the most overrun shelters though, mice scurried across my sleeping bag at night and chewed so loud in the corners, I could hardly sleep.

One night, after a long day of hiking in the rain, I hung my rain shell up on a nail in the shelter to dry out. The next morning I realized there was a hole big enough for my finger to poke through in the left chest pocket. I had forgotten about an empty granola bar wrapper in there. A mouse had somehow smelled the crumbs, climbed up the wall, and gnawed through my pocket. Lesson learned; hang EVERYTHING edible on the mouse lines. Other than that one incident, the only ‘break-ins’ occurred when I left my food bag on the floor unattended.

Full List of Appalachian Trail Shelters.

Name State Mile (NOBO) Next Shelter (NOBO) Distance from Trail Elevation (ft) Capacity
Amicalola Falls State Park GA -8.8 0.1 xxx 1,800 xxx
Max Epperson Shelter GA -8.7 7.2 xxx 1,858 12
Black Gap Shelter GA -1.5 1.5 0.1 m W 3,300 8
Springer Mountain GA 0 0.2 Summit. 3,782 xxx
Springer Mountain Shelter GA 0.2 2.6 0.2 m E 3,733 12
Stover Creek Shelter GA 2.8 5.3 0.1 m E 2,932 16
Hawk Mountain Shelter GA 8.1 7.7 02. m W 3,209 12
Gooch Mountain Shelter GA 15.8 12.4 0.1 m W 2,821 14
Woods Hole Shelter GA 28.2 1.1 0.4 m W 3,688 7
Blood Mountain Shelter GA 29.3 9.1 On AT 4,461 8
Whitley Gap Shelter GA 38.4 4.8 1.2 m E 3,650 6
Low Gap Shelter GA 43.2 7.3 On AT 3,054 7
Blue Mountain Shelter GA 50.5 8.1 On AT 3,906 7
Tray Mountain Shelter GA 58.6 7.4 0.2 m W 4,199 7
Deep Gap Shelter GA 66 8.1 0.3 m E 3,583 12
Plumorchard Gap Shelter GA 74.1 7.3 0.2 m E 3,165 14
Muskrat Creek Shelter NC 81.4 4.9 On AT 4,580 6
Standing Indian Shelter NC 86.3 7.6 On AT 4,757 8
Carter Gap Shelter NC 93.9 8.6 On AT 4,520 6o/8n
Long Branch Shelter NC 102.5 3.5 On AT 4,995 16
Rock Gap Shelter NC 106 8 On AT 3,787 8
Siler Bald Shelter NC 114 6.8 0.5 m E 4,786 8
Wayah Bald Shelter NC 120.8 4.8 E to shelter 4,729 8
Cold Spring Shelter NC 125.6 5.8 On AT 4,945 6
Wesser Bald Shelter NC 131.4 4.9 0.1 m W 4,227 8
A. Rufus Morgan Shelter NC 136.3 7.7 On AT 2,201 6
Sassafras Gap Shelter NC 144 9.1 0.1 m W 4,400 14
Brown Fork Gap Shelter NC 153.1 6.1 On AT 3,739 6
Cable Gap Shelter NC 159.2 6.7 On AT 2,905 6
Fontana Dam Shelter NC 165.9 11.4 E of AT. 1,864 20
Mollies Ridge Shelter TN 177.3 3.1 On AT 4,602 12
Russell Field Shelter TN 180.4 2.8 On AT 4,367 14
Spence Field Shelter NC 183.2 6.1 0.2 m E 4,921 12
Derrick Knob Shelter TN 189.3 5.7 On AT 4,901 12
Silers Bald Shelter NC 195 1.7 On AT 5,454 12
Double Spring Gap Shelter NC 196.7 6.1 On AT 5,511 12
Mt. Collins Shelter TN 202.8 7.3 0.5 m W 5,970 12
Icewater Spring Shelter NC 210.1 7.2 E of AT. 5,939 12
Pecks Corner Shelter NC 217.3 4.9 0.5 m E 5,555 12
Tri-corner Knob Shelter NC 222.2 7.7 On AT 5,911 12
Cosby Knob Shelter NC 229.9 7.1 100 yds E 4,791 12
Davenport Gap Shelter TN 237 10.5 On AT 2,572 12
Groundhog Creek Shelter NC 247.5 8.2 0.2 m E 2,929 6
Roaring Fork Shelter NC 255.7 4.9 On AT 4,036 10
Walnut Mountain Shelter TN 260.6 9.9 On AT 4,362 6
Deer Park Mountain Shelter NC 270.5 14.2 0.2 m E 2,339 5
Spring Mountain Shelter TN 284.7 8.6 On AT 3,556 5
Little Laurel Shelter NC 293.3 6.8 On AT 3,670 5
Jerry Cabin Shelter NC 300.1 6.3 On AT 4,166 6
Flint Mountain Shelter NC 306.4 8.8 On AT 3,586 8
Hogback Ridge Shelter NC 315.2 10.1 0.1 m E 4,332 6
Bald Mountain Shelter TN 325.3 10.6 0.1 m W 4,096 10
No Business Knob Shelter TN 335.9 10.5 On AT 3,190 6
Curley Maple Gap Shelter TN 346.4 12.8 On AT 3,083 14
Cherry Gap Shelter TN 359.2 9.1 On AT 4,012 6
Clyde Smith Shelter TN 368.3 8.5 0.1 W 4,514 10
Roan High Knob Shelter TN 376.8 5.2 0.1 m E 6,194 15
Stan Murray Shelter NC 382 1.9 On AT 5,063 6
Overmountain Shelter NC 383.9 18 0.3 m E 4,654 20
Mountaineer Shelter TN 401.9 9.6 On AT 3,192 14
Moreland Gap Shelter TN 411.5 8.6 On AT 3,823 6
Laurel Fork Shelter TN 420.1 8.6 On AT 2,186 8
Watauga Lake Shelter TN 428.7 7.2 On AT 2,084 6
Vandeventer Shelter TN 435.9 6.8 On AT 3,579 6
Iron Mountain Shelter TN 442.7 7.6 On AT 4,118 6
Double Springs Shelter TN 450.3 8.3 On AT 4,225 6
Abingdon Gap Shelter TN 458.6 19.7 On AT 3,798 5
Saunders Shelter VA 478.3 6.5 0.2 m W 3,378 8
Lost Mountain Shelter VA 484.8 12.3 On AT 3,399 8
Thomas Knob Shelter VA 497.1 5.2 On AT 5,430 16
Wise Shelter VA 502.3 6.7 On AT 4,429 8
Old Orchard Shelter VA 509 4.2 On AT 4,084 6
Hurricane Mountain Shelter VA 513.2 9.2 0.1 m W 3,810 8
Trimpi Shelter VA 522.4 9.8 0.1 m E 3,029 8
Partnership Shelter VA 532.2 7 On AT 3,360 16
Chatfield Shelter VA 539.2 8 On AT 3,200 6
Davis Path Campsite VA 547.2 11.3 On AT 2,876 12
Knot Maul Branch Shelter VA 558.5 9.4 On AT 2,761 8
Chestnut Knob Shelter VA 567.9 10.7 On AT 4,410 8
Jenkins Shelter VA 578.6 13.5 On AT 2,421 8
Helveys Mill Shelter VA 592.1 9.7 0.3 m E 3,139 6
Jenny Knob Shelter VA 601.8 14.5 On AT 2,684 6
Wapiti Shelter VA 616.3 9.5 0.1 m E 2,662 5
Docs Knob Shelter VA 625.8 15.7 On AT 3,560 8
Rice Field Shelter VA 641.5 12.6 0.1 m E 3,370 7
Pine Swamp Branch Shelter VA 654.1 3.9 On AT 2,549 8
Bailey Gap Shelter VA 658 8.8 On AT 3,531 6
War Spur Shelter VA 666.8 5.8 On AT 2,377 6
Laurel Creek Shelter VA 672.6 6.4 On AT 2,817 6
Sarver Hollow Shelter VA 679 6 0.4 m E 3,418 6
Niday Shelter VA 685 10.1 On AT 2,005 6
Pickle Branch Shelter VA 695.1 13.6 0.3 m E 1,921 6
Johns Spring/Boy Scout Shelter VA 708.7 1 On AT 1,974 6
Catawba Mountain Shelter VA 709.7 2.4 On AT 2,220 6
Campbell Shelter VA 712.1 6 On AT 2,649 6
Lamberts Meadow Shelter VA 718.1 14.4 On AT 2,143 6
Fullhardt Knob Shelter VA 732.5 6.2 0.1 m E 2,651 6
Wilson Creek Shelter VA 738.7 7.3 On AT 1,871 6
Bobblets Gap Shelter VA 746 6.5 0.2 m W 2,101 6
Cove Mountain Shelter VA 752.5 7 On AT 1,963 6
Bryant Ridge Shelter VA 759.5 4.9 On AT 1,302 20
Cornelius Creek Shelter VA 764.4 5.3 On AT 3,126 6
Thunder Hill Shelter VA 769.7 12.4 On AT 3,934 6
Matts Creek Shelter VA 782.1 3.9 On AT 869 6
Johns Hollow Shelter VA 786 8.8 On AT 1,036 6
Punchbowl Shelter VA 794.8 9.5 0.2 m W 2,504 6
Brown Mountain Creek Shelter VA 804.3 5.6 On AT 1,381 6
Cow Camp Gap Shelter VA 809.9 10.2 0.6 m E 3,487 8
Seeley-Woodworth Shelter VA 820.1 6.6 On AT 3,822 8
The Priest Shelter VA 826.7 7.6 0.1 m E 3,903 8
Harpers Creek Shelter VA 834.3 6.2 On AT 1,910 6
Maupin Field Shelter VA 840.5 15.8 On AT 2,765 6
Paul C. Wolfe Shelter VA 856.3 12.7 On AT 1,594 10
Calf Mountain Shelter VA 869 13 0.3 m W 2,703 6
Blackrock Hut VA 882 13.2 0.2 m E 2,758 6
Pinefield Hut VA 895.2 8.2 0.1 m E 2,493 6
Hightop Hut VA 903.4 12.4 0.1 m W 3,200 8
Bearfence Mountain Hut VA 915.8 11.5 0.1 m E 3,212 6
Rock Spring Hut VA 927.3 15.3 0.2 m W 3,530 9+8
Byrds Nest #3 Hut VA 938.2 17.5 On AT 3,279 8
Pass Mountain Hut VA 942.6 13.1 0.2 m E 2,812 8
Gravel Springs Hut VA 955.7 10.5 0.2 m E 2,658 8
Tom Floyd Wayside Shelter VA 966.2 8.1 On AT 1,961 6
Jim & Molly Denton Shelter VA 974.3 5.5 On AT 1,343 8
Manassas Gap Shelter VA 979.8 4.5 On AT 1,696 6
Dicks Dome Shelter VA 984.3 8.4 0.2 m E 1,409 4
Rod Hollow Shelter VA 992.7 6.9 0.1 m W 917 8
Sam Moore Shelter VA 999.6 14.2 On AT 931 6
David Lesser Memorial Shelter VA 1013.8 15.6 0.1 m E 1,438 6
Ed Garvey Shelter MD 1029.4 4.1 On AT 1,100 12
Crampton Gap Shelter MD 1033.5 5 0.3 m E 1,185 6
Rocky Run Shelters MD 1038.5 7.5 0.2 m W 1,011 16
Dahlgren Backpack Campground MD 1040.3 8.9 On AT 980 A lot
Pine Knob Shelter MD 1046 8.2 0.1 m W 1,389 5
Pogo Memorial Campsite MD 1049.2 9.9 E of AT. 1,500 ???
Ensign Cowall Shelter MD 1054.2 4.9 On AT 1,415 8
Raven Rock Shelter MD 1059.1 9.6 0.1 m W 1,682 16
Deer Lick Shelters PA 1068.7 2.4 On AT 1,435 2+5
Antietam Shelter PA 1071.1 1.2 On AT 911 6
Tumbling Run Shelters PA 1072.3 6.6 On AT 1,089 8
Rocky Mountain Shelters PA 1078.9 5.6 0.2 m E 1,660 8
Quarry Gap Shelters PA 1084.5 7.4 On AT 1,473 8
Birch Run Shelter PA 1091.9 6.2 On AT 1,811 10
Toms Run Shelters PA 1098.1 10.9 On AT 1,319 8
James Fry (Tagg Run) Shelter PA 1109 8.1 0.2 m E 719 9
Alec Kennedy Shelter PA 1117.1 18.2 0.2 m E 966 7
Darlington Shelter PA 1135.3 7.3 0.1 m E 1,223 5
Cove Mountain Shelter PA 1142.6 8.3 0.2 m E 1,268 8
Clarks Ferry Shelter PA 1150.9 6.7 0.1 m E 1,258 8
Peters Mountain Shelter PA 1157.6 18 On AT 1,188 16
Rausch Gap Shelter PA 1175.6 13.4 0.3 m E 1,094 6
William Penn Shelter PA 1189 4.1 0.1 m E 1,421 16
501 Shelter PA 1193.1 15.1 0.1 m W 1,473 12
Eagles Nest Shelter PA 1208.2 14.7 0.3 m W 1,593 8
Windsor Furnace Shelter PA 1222.9 9.1 0.1 m W 867 8
Eckville Shelter PA 1232 7.4 0.2 m E 697 6
Allentown Hiking Club Shelter PA 1239.4 10 On AT 1,500 8
Bake Oven Knob Shelter PA 1249.4 6.8 On AT 1,404 6
George W. Outerbridge Shelter PA 1256.2 16.7 On AT 999 6
Leroy A. Smith Shelter PA 1272.9 13.7 0.2 m E 1,477 8
Kirkridge Shelter PA 1286.6 31.2 On AT 1,467 6
Backpacker Camp #2 NJ 1298.3 26.1 Trail to W 1,287 ???
Brink Road Shelter NJ 1317.8 6.6 0.2.m W 1,234 8
Gren Anderson Shelter NJ 1324.4 5.8 0.1 m W 1,341 8
Mashipacong Shelter NJ 1330.2 2.6 On AT 1,431 8
Rutherford Shelter NJ 1332.8 4.6 0.4 m E 1,491 6
High Point Shelter NJ 1337.4 12.4 0.1 m E 1,310 8
Pochuck Mountain Shelter NJ 1349.8 11.5 0.1 m W 866 6
Wawayanda Shelter NJ 1361.3 12.1 0.1 m W 1,189 6
Wildcat Shelter NY 1373.4 14.3 0.2 m W 1,066 8
Fingerboard Shelter NY 1387.7 5.3 On AT 1,348 8
William Brien Memorial Shelter NY 1393 3.2 On AT 1,059 8
West Mountain Shelter NY 1396.2 32.2 0.6 m E 1,175 8
RPH Shelter NY 1428.4 9 On AT 377 6
Morgan Stewart Memorial Shelter NY 1437.4 7.8 On AT 1,307 6
Telephone Pioneers Shelter NY 1445.2 8.8 0.1 m E 1,058 6
Wiley Shelter NY 1454 4 On AT 724 6
Ten Mile River Shelter CT 1458 8.4 0.1 m E 300 6
Mt. Algo Shelter CT 1466.4 7.3 On AT 636 6
Stewart Hollow Brook Shelter CT 1473.7 10 0.1 m W 415 6
Pine Swamp Brook Shelter CT 1483.7 11.4 On AT 1,107 6
Limestone Spring Shelter CT 1495.1 7.5 0.5 m W 1,321 6
Riga Shelter CT 1502.6 1.2 On AT 1,661 6
Brassie Brook Shelter CT 1503.8 8.8 On AT 1,751 6
The Hemlocks Shelter MA 1512.6 0.1 0.1 m E 1,935 10
Glen Brook Shelter MA 1512.7 14.3 0.1 m E 1,962 6
Tom Leonard Shelter MA 1527 5.3 On AT 1,574 10
Mt. Wilcox South Shelters MA 1532.3 1.8 On AT 1,835 5
Mt. Wilcox North Shelter MA 1534.1 14 0.3 m E 2,084 10
Upper Goose Pond Cabin MA 1548.1 8.8 0.5 m W 1,570 14
October Mountain Shelter MA 1556.9 8.8 On AT 1,923 12
Kay Wood Shelter MA 1565.7 16.9 0.2 m E 1,775 10
Mark Noepel Shelter MA 1582.6 6.6 0.2 m E 2,843 10
Pecks Brook Shelter MA Off Trail xxx 1.0 m E 2,487 12
Deer Hill Shelter MA Off Trail xxx 1.0 m W xxx 12
Bellows Pipe Shelter MA Off Trail xxx 1.0 m E xxx 12
Wilbur Clearing Shelter MA 1589.2 9.9 0.3 m W 2,300 8
Seth Warner Shelter VT 1599.1 7.2 0.2 m W 2,243 8
Congdon Shelter VT 1606.3 5.9 On AT 2,104 8
Melville Nauheim Shelter VT 1612.2 8.5 On AT 2,436 8
Goddard Shelter VT 1620.7 4.3 On AT 3,573 12
Kid Gore Shelter VT 1625 4.6 On AT 2,796 8
Story Spring Shelter VT 1629.6 10.4 On AT 2,814 8
Stratton Pond Shelter VT 1640 4.9 0.2 W 2,655 16
William B Douglas Shelter VT 1644.9 3 0.5 m W 2,304 10
Spruce Peak Shelter VT 1647.9 4.8 0.1 m W 2,247 14
Bromley Shelter VT 1652.7 8.1 On AT 2,605 12
Peru Peak Shelter VT 1660.8 4.7 On AT 2,616 10
Lost Pond Shelter VT 1665.5 1.5 On AT 2,210 8
Old Job Shelter VT 1667 0.2 1.0 m E 1,544 8
Big Branch Shelter VT 1667.2 3.3 On AT 1,512 8
Little Rock Pond Shelter VT 1670.5 4.8 On AT 1,852 8
Greenwall Shelter VT 1675.3 5.1 0.2 m E 2,114 8
Minerva Hinchey Shelter VT 1680.4 3.7 On AT 1,631 10
Clarendon Shelter VT 1684.1 6.1 0.1 m E 1,264 10
Governor Clement Shelter VT 1690.2 4.3 On AT 1,920 12
Cooper Lodge Shelter VT 1694.5 2.5 On AT 3,928 16
Pico Camp Shelter VT 1697 1.9 0.5 m E 3,482 4
Churchill Scott Shelter VT 1698.9 8.9 0.1 m W 2,620 10
Tucker Johnson Camping Area VT 1707.8 -3.9 0.4 m W 2,259 8
Gifford Woods State Park VT 1703.9 6.9 On AT 1,656 0
Stony Brook Shelter VT 1710.8 9.9 0.1 m E 1,779 8
Wintturi Shelter VT 1720.7 9.8 0.2 m W 2,082 8
Cloudland Market Shelter VT 1730.5 1.8 0.5 m W 1,370 6 ?
Thistle Hill Shelter VT 1732.3 8.8 0.2 m E 1,774 8
Happy Hill Shelter VT 1741.1 7.3 0.1 m E 1,426 8
Velvet Rocks Shelter NH 1748.4 9.5 0.2 m W 925 6
Moose Mountain Shelter NH 1757.9 5.7 0.1 m E 2,131 8
Trapper John Shelter NH 1763.6 6.7 0.2 m W 1,517 6
Smarts Mountain Cabin NH 1770.3 5.3 W of AT. 3,237 12
Hexacuba Shelter NH 1775.6 15.7 0.3 m E 2,071 8
Jeffers Brook Shelter NH 1791.3 6.9 On AT 1,330 10
Beaver Brook Shelter NH 1798.2 9 On AT 3,749 10
Eliza Brook Campsite Shelter NH 1807.2 4 On AT 2,408 8s/4c
Kinsman Pond Campsite Shelter NH 1811.2 1.8 On AT 3,763 16s/4c
Lonesome Lake Hut NH 1813 9.4 On AT 2,764 46
Greenleaf Hut NH 1822.4 3.9 1.1 m W 5,291 48
Garfield Ridge Campsite & Shelter NH 1826.3 2.7 0.2 m W 3,951 12s/7c
Galehead Hut NH 1829 2.8 On Frost Tr 3,800 38
Guyot Campsite Shelter NH 1831.8 4.1 0.7 m E 4,534 14s/6c
Zealand Falls Hut NH 1835.9 4.9 On AT 2,635 36
Ethan Pond Campsite Shelter NH 1840.8 9.3 0.2 m W 2,874 8
Mizpah Spring Hut NH 1850.1 4.6 E of AT. 3,800 60
Lake of the Clouds Hut NH 1854.7 5.8 On AT 5,106 90
The RMS Perch Shelter NH 1860.5 1.4 0.9 m W 5,222 8
Madison Spring Hut NH 1861.9 13.7 0.6 m W 4,800 50
Osgood Tent Site NH 1865 17.8 W of AT. 2,554 20
Carter Notch Hut NH 1875.6 7.2 0.1 m E 3,890 40
Imp Campsite Shelter NH 1882.8 6.1 0.2 m W 3,344 10s/5c
Rattle River Shelter NH 1888.9 13.7 On AT 1,279 8
Gentian Pond Shelter & Campsite NH 1902.6 5.2 0.2 m E 2,181 14
Carlo Col Shelter & Campsite ME 1907.8 4.4 0.3 m W 3,210 16s/4c
Full Goose Shelter ME 1912.2 5.1 On AT 2,966 12
Speck Pond Shelter & Campsite ME 1917.3 6.9 On AT 3,438 8
Baldpate Lean-to ME 1924.2 3.5 0.1 m E 2,683 8
Frye Notch Lean-to ME 1927.7 10.5 On AT 2,312 6
Hall Mountain Lean-to ME 1938.2 12.8 On AT 2,646 6
Bemis Mountain Lean-to ME 1951 8.3 On AT 2,845 8
Sabbath Day Pond Lean-to ME 1959.3 11.2 On AT 2,396 8
Piazza Rock Lean-to ME 1970.5 8.9 On AT 2,109 8
Poplar Ridge Lean-to ME 1979.4 8 On AT 2,968 6
Spaulding Mountain Lean-to ME 1987.4 18.6 On AT 3,139 8
Horns Pond Lean-tos ME 2006 10.2 On AT 3,183 8+8
Little Bigelow Lean-to ME 2016.2 7.7 On AT 1,812 8
West Carry Pond Lean-to ME 2023.9 10 On AT 1,345 8
Pierce Pond Lean-to ME 2033.9 9.7 On AT 1,224 6
Pleasant Pond Lean-to ME 2043.6 9 On AT 1,391 6
Bald Mountain Brook Lean-to ME 2052.6 4.1 0.1 m E 1,329 8
Moxie Bald Lean-to ME 2056.7 8.9 On AT 1,242 8
Horseshoe Canyon Lean-to ME 2065.6 12 On AT 794 8
Leeman Brook Lean-to ME 2077.6 7.4 On AT 1,077 6
Wilson Valley Lean-to ME 2085 4.7 On AT 972 6
Long Pond Stream Lean-to ME 2089.7 4 On AT 950 8
Cloud Pond Lean-to ME 2093.7 6.9 0.4 m E 2,501 6
Chairback Gap Lean-to ME 2100.6 9.9 On AT 1,979 6
Carl A. Newhall Lean-to ME 2110.5 7.2 On AT 1,938 6
Logan Brook Lean-to ME 2117.7 3.6 On AT 2,406 6
East Branch Lean-to ME 2121.3 8.1 On AT 1,261 6
Cooper Brook Falls Lean-to ME 2129.4 11.4 On AT 946 6
Potaywadjo Spring Lean-to ME 2140.8 10.1 On AT 655 8
Wadleigh Stream Lean-to ME 2150.9 8.1 On AT 717 6
Rainbow Stream Lean-to ME 2159 11.5 On AT 1,023 6
Hurd Brook Lean-to ME 2170.5 13.4 On AT 720 6
The Birches Lean-tos & Campsite ME 2183.9 5.2 0.2 E 1,096 8+8
KATAHDIN (BAXTER PEAK) ME 2189.1 xxx Summit. 5,268 xxx

*Data provided by Whiteblaze, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, TNlandforums.



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