Posted on July 26, 2012 by Mr. Noodles. This is a new modern shelter with a loft and capacity for quite a crowd, which we had, including: Grizzly & Lisa; an AT thru hiker from TX and 3 AT section hikers. Stratton Pond Shelter: 43.100521, -72.964052 Parking Lot: 43.061112, -72.967565. Stratton Pond Shelter Waypoint: StrattonP 43.1005,-72.96355 County/State: Windham VT Elevation: 2565' or USGS elevation 1643.2 miles from Springer and 549.8 miles to Katahdin next shelter south ↓ 10.4 miles. Hiked the first two miles in my puffy jacket. Beautiful shelter located just south of Stratton Pond -- though it is one of the pay shelters that requires $6 to stay. From the parking lot, down Stratton-Arlington Road to the trailhead to the shelter: And back from the Shelter to the Parking Lot: Coordinates. Brought back some good memories from my Long Trail thru-hike. Destination: Stratton Pond Shelter Start Location: Kid Gore Shelter Today's Miles: 15. UPDATE 7/24/19. The water source is a spring located down by the pond. I crushed a liter of water and began my climb. Blasted right through earplugs, and I swear he actually shook the shelter. Camping is restricted to the designated sites only. Did not get much sleep at the Stratton Pond (Hilton) Shelter due to a very loud snorer. Today was going to be a rough climb of about 1,800 feet up to the top of Stratton Mountain. Skywalker, Spillz and the other campers here agreed Becky had earned a trail name — Torch. Accommodates 20. Stratton Pond Shelter to Manchester Center, VT First, let me apologize to Vermont for judging it so harshly based on the first 10 miles in to the state. Stratton Pond above. Hiking Muddy. It was not as strenuous as Stratton, but still difficult when the trail turned from the woods to a ski trail and we were looking at all the ski lifts out of operation. Most were AT thru hikers who’d been together for the last 1600 miles. Composting privy. STR006. Head to the south side of the pond and drop your pack at the three-bunk-high Stratton Pond Shelter. 19.4 miles, AT – 1621.5. ← 7/25/12 Goddard Shelter to Stratton Pond Shelter – 20 miles. I quickly warmed up the last quarter mile up Glastenbury. The Green Mountain Club is the founder and maintainer of the Long Trail - the oldest long distance hiking trail in America. Discover (and save!) Goodard Shelter – Stratton Pond Shelter. Maintained by GMC and USFS; caretaker; fee. Stratton Stratton is a ski resort in Southern Vermont, located in the New England region of the United States. 7/25/12 Goddard Shelter to Stratton Pond Shelter – 20 miles. Stratton Pond is the largest body of water on the Long Trail. This trail was great! 6 AM 4 PM. We stood at the base of Stratton mountain and looked at our data books. / Aug 4 – Stratton Pond. Stratton Pond. )Distance to the AT from the shelter: 0.0 miles Access trail orientation to AT: N/A Distance on the AT: 0.0 miles Distance from the AT to the trailhead: 4.2 miles Egress trail orientation to AT: N/A Total trail distance: 4.2 milesMore trailhead info. Stratton View Shelter is in Stratton. Stratton Pond: Day 134: We rise this morning at 6:00 to a partly sunny sky and cool temperatures. The temperature droped down to about 10 degrees and I hardly slept, shivering most of the night. Location: 43.103302, -72.964529 . Arrived at the crossing of VT 11/30, which is the road to Manchester, at about 3:30 pm. The address of the Trailhead is 1600 Stratton-Arlington Road, Stratton, VT. Sarah Greenly. Before leaving the hostel this am, we had pizza and ice cream for breakfast. Stratton Pond Shelter → Stratton Pond. As a result of heavy use, the potential for impact on the shoreline and the pond’s ecosystem is serious. Location: 43.103286, -72.964668. Published on June 13, 2014 September 15, 2015 by alpacamark. Tenting areas are available to the left and right here. Outlet, the mechanic, biscuit, and I had already hiked 27 miles. For the second time this year I decided to sleep in a shelter. The top is wooded, mainly hemlocks, and I didn't feel like climbing forty feet up the fire tower. your own Pins on Pinterest photos October 17, 2007 Stratton Pond is located at the foot of Stratton Mountain in Vermont, at the nexus of the Lye Brook Trail, Stratton Pond Trail and the Long Trail. Hiked this past weekend, staying overnight at the Stratton Pond shelter. On your hike around the north end of the lake to the camping sites, be sure to look for the Stratton summit. Trail was pretty easy headed up to Stratton Pond. Stratton Pond Shelter on the Long Trail. Stratton Pond Shelter - 19.50 Miles - From Goddard shelter To Stratton Pond shelter - Started out cold. We will be going into our second town tomorrow, so gave away some food to other hikers to lighten our packs. One of them had just arrived. When lighthouse and I decided to stay at Goddard Shelter we did not think about how cold it might get. A brand new shelter just finished and not even named on Stratton Pond. Stratton Pond Shelter (via Stratton Pond Trail) Shelter Description. I spent a terrific evening here by myself watching a snake slide around in the grass near the fire pit logs. As we packed and prepared to leave Stratton Pond Shelter, more laughter was shared about the fireball that erupted last night from Becky’s stove. Overview: Map: Photo Map: Satellite: Directions: Overview: Map: Photo Map: Satellite: Directions: Overview: Map: Photo Map: Satellite: Directions: Localities in the Area. Original Date: Aug 17, 2010. Lots and lots and lots and lots of mud. September 23, 2010 by alexbclay. Mostly cause my hiking clothes were still wet, and cold!, from yesterday’s rainy day. Last night was very loud. I was up and about at the Kid Gore Shelter early and after breakfast, I was on the trail by 7:30 AM. Last night at Stratton Pond Shelter, thirteen souls sheltered from a night of ferocious thunderstorms. Got some nice views of the town below on the way. As we begin hiking, we stop to replenish our water bottles at the nearby stream. By Tony Lombardi June 22, 2018 No Comments Mile 1,641.2 Elevation 2,680.0 feet Hiked 15.1. A brand new shelter just finished and not even named on Stratton Pond. 7/27/12 Manchester to Bromley Shelter – 2 miles. Mellow day heading out of Manchester Center. Day 82 – Congdon shelter to Stratton Pond. Most of the hikers rolled in during the mess. November 13, 2020. This junction also leads to the Stratton Pond Shelter. There’s usually a GMC caretaker on duty. Posted in homepage slider. It has room for at least 12 inside and a large porch with benches that could easily sleep more on a nice night. Published on June 13, 2014 September 15, 2015 by alpacamark. Stratton View Shelter is close to Willis Ross Camp. Hiked 10.6 miles today. Stratton Pond Trail to Catamount Trail (Stratton-Arlington Rd. Early start at 7:15 am and a fairly easy day. We wanted a short day that would get us to the shelter fairly early and we got that. Forest Service officials announced July 24th that they are implementing a Forest Order for the entire Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) geared toward minimizing black bear and human encounters and interactions. There was 4-6 inches of snow on the ground, but the trail looked like it had some traffic so was partly packed down. Stratton Vermont. Stratton Pond to Greenwall shelter 8/14/15 - Stratton Pond shelter. Post navigation ← Stratton Pond. Y but the other pair had yet to make dinner. I woke up at 5 AM to the black flies. Stratton Pond Trail Elevation Profiles. Frigid night at Stratton Pond, plus we had a violent snorer bunking with us. It was a 3.2 mile climb up the 1700 feet to the summit. Follow the same route back to the trailhead. Click on the image for larger map. August 4, 2011 by Beardoh. I would much rather sleep in my tent. Day 83 – Stratton Pond Shelter to Little rock pond shelter. A tenting area is available here via the North Shore Trail. Stratton Pond Shelter Shelter, 1100 feet southeast; North Shore Tenting Area Campsite, 1700 feet north; North Bourne Pond Campsite, 1½ miles west; South Bourne Pond Campsite, 2 miles west; Explore Your World. Posted on July 27, 2012 by Mr. Noodles. First one hit my face and I thought no big deal. Stratton Pond Shelter. Hitchhiked for the first time in about 20 years and got picked up by about the 10th car for a ride into Manchester. The boys slept in the loft above the porch. I only ate half my breakfast, the rest I ate at the fire tower on top of Glastonbury Mountain. all shelters popup list of nearby shelters (mileage, bearing) (as the crow flies) NOAA weather near shelter or wunderground. The pond is only a short walk from the shelter so if you find yourself hiking another 15 minutes and you haven’t hit the pond, you’ll know you’re going in the wrong direction. All but one bunk was taken, and there were two in the loft. We summitted another ski mountain called Bromley. We will be going into our second town tomorrow, so gave away some food to other hikers to lighten our packs. Stratton Pond Shelter. Nov 13, 2015 - This Pin was discovered by Terry McMillan. Posted on November 11, 2017 by GMCadminWOO. It was impressive, because he not only kept it up all night, but produced a nice racket on both inhales and exhales. We were fortunate enough to arrive and get settled in before the worst of the storms. From the pond, it's a mellow 3.1-mile ascent on smooth trail through dense sugar maples to the top of Stratton Mountain. Tags terms: Long Trail. Houser and I went to bed at a decent hour (~8pm?) This post-and-beam structure, built by the GMC in 1999, is dedicated in the memory of Robert Humes, past GMC president. next shelter north ↑ 4.9 miles. I left Goddard this morning at six forty five wearing my rain kilt. 3. So, four of us were up in the loft at the shelter and it was pouring rain, so we were happy to be there! By. These were the first of many laugh-filled moments we shared today. I packed up really fast. The boys slept in the loft above the porch. Really fun trail! Stratton Pond Shelter point of interest; Type: Camping campground, camp spot: Activities: Mountain Bike; close Established in 1910 to build this trail stretching the length of Vermont, the club now also maintains the Appalachian Trail in Vermont and trails in the Northeast Kingdom in its mission to "make the Vermont mountains play a larger part in the life of the people." Water source is Bigelow Spring, 0.1 mile west of Willis Ross Clearing on the Lye Brook Trail. → 7/26/12 Stratton Pond Shelter to Manchester VT. 10 Miles. I forgot my bandana. The shelter sits at 3500 feet just below the firetower from the pics in my last post. Arrived at Stratton Pond Shelter very wet, cold and tired. Then another and another, then it was time to get up. There is now also a bear box at Stratton Pond Shelter and the above list has been updated. Aug 4 – Stratton Pond. Tent sites and a shelter are available at the pond, on a first-come, first-served basis. Back on the train. 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