When lighthouse and I decided to stay at Goddard Shelter we did not think about how cold it might get. 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. I quickly warmed up the last quarter mile up Glastenbury. Stratton Stratton is a ski resort in Southern Vermont, located in the New England region of the United States. 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." Skywalker, Spillz and the other campers here agreed Becky had earned a trail name — Torch. Post navigation ← Stratton Pond. Goodard Shelter – Stratton Pond Shelter. Day 83 – Stratton Pond Shelter to Little rock pond shelter. Overheated and overexerted, he drank a bunch of water which he promptly threw back up. Last night at Stratton Pond Shelter, thirteen souls sheltered from a night of ferocious thunderstorms. your own Pins on Pinterest 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. The water source is a spring located down by the pond. Stratton Pond is the largest body of water on the Long Trail. We were fortunate enough to arrive and get settled in before the worst of the storms. I left Goddard this morning at six forty five wearing my rain kilt. )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. The Green Mountain Club is the founder and maintainer of the Long Trail - the oldest long distance hiking trail in America. By Tony Lombardi June 22, 2018 No Comments Mile 1,641.2 Elevation 2,680.0 feet Hiked 15.1. Stratton View Shelter is close to Willis Ross Camp. November 13, 2020. photos October 17, 2007 Frigid night at Stratton Pond, plus we had a violent snorer bunking with us. I packed up really fast. We summitted another ski mountain called Bromley. All but one bunk was taken, and there were two in the loft. → 7/26/12 Stratton Pond Shelter to Manchester VT. 10 Miles. I forgot my bandana. Stratton Pond Shelter. From the parking lot, down Stratton-Arlington Road to the trailhead to the shelter: And back from the Shelter to the Parking Lot: Coordinates. It was a 3.2 mile climb up the 1700 feet to the summit. Original Date: Aug 17, 2010. Arrived at Stratton Pond Shelter very wet, cold and tired. Really fun trail! From the pond, it's a mellow 3.1-mile ascent on smooth trail through dense sugar maples to the top of Stratton Mountain. This junction also leads to the Stratton Pond Shelter. September 23, 2010 by alexbclay. Stratton View Shelter is in Stratton. Hiked 10.6 miles today. Today was going to be a rough climb of about 1,800 feet up to the top of Stratton Mountain. Stratton Pond to Greenwall shelter 8/14/15 - Stratton Pond shelter. Did not get much sleep at the Stratton Pond (Hilton) Shelter due to a very loud snorer. Back on the train. Trail was pretty easy headed up to Stratton Pond. Beautiful shelter located just south of Stratton Pond -- though it is one of the pay shelters that requires $6 to stay. / Aug 4 – Stratton Pond. Stratton Pond Shelter → Stratton Pond. 6 AM 4 PM. The temperature droped down to about 10 degrees and I hardly slept, shivering most of the night. Brought back some good memories from my Long Trail thru-hike. ← 7/25/12 Goddard Shelter to Stratton Pond Shelter – 20 miles. 19.4 miles, AT – 1621.5. Sarah Greenly. Stratton Vermont Shelter Me Shelter Me 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. Trip Miles: 1635.60. Stratton Pond above. Hiking Muddy. The dew last night was heavy and it was cold, some where just below fifty. A brand new shelter just finished and not even named on Stratton Pond. Location: 43.103286, -72.964668. One of them had just arrived. This trail was great! Stratton Pond Shelter point of interest; Type: Camping campground, camp spot: Activities: Mountain Bike; close Last night was very loud. Published on June 13, 2014 September 15, 2015 by alpacamark. 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. Composting privy. I only ate half my breakfast, the rest I ate at the fire tower on top of Glastonbury Mountain. Before leaving the hostel this am, we had pizza and ice cream for breakfast. Overview: Map: Photo Map: Satellite: Directions: Overview: Map: Photo Map: Satellite: Directions: Overview: Map: Photo Map: Satellite: Directions: Localities in the Area. UPDATE 7/24/19. Hiked this past weekend, staying overnight at the Stratton Pond shelter. Camping is restricted to the designated sites only. Posted on July 27, 2012 by Mr. Noodles. Posted on July 26, 2012 by Mr. Noodles. Tenting areas are available to the left and right here. Day 82 – Congdon shelter to Stratton Pond. Stratton Pond Shelter (via Stratton Pond Trail) Shelter Description. This post-and-beam structure, built by the GMC in 1999, is dedicated in the memory of Robert Humes, past GMC president. We stood at the base of Stratton mountain and looked at our data books. By. Stratton Pond Shelter. We wanted a short day that would get us to the shelter fairly early and we got that. Stratton Pond: Day 134: We rise this morning at 6:00 to a partly sunny sky and cool temperatures. 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. Accommodates 20. Stratton Pond Trail Elevation Profiles. First one hit my face and I thought no big deal. Blasted right through earplugs, and I swear he actually shook the shelter. As we begin hiking, we stop to replenish our water bottles at the nearby stream. 7/27/12 Manchester to Bromley Shelter – 2 miles. Stratton Vermont. Stratton Pond Trail to Catamount Trail (Stratton-Arlington Rd. Continue to the right at Stratton Pond. I spent a terrific evening here by myself watching a snake slide around in the grass near the fire pit logs. Aug 4 – Stratton Pond. next shelter north ↑ 4.9 miles. It was impressive, because he not only kept it up all night, but produced a nice racket on both inhales and exhales. STR006. but the other pair had yet to make dinner. Most of the hikers rolled in during the mess. Water source is Bigelow Spring, 0.1 mile west of Willis Ross Clearing on the Lye Brook Trail. Tags terms: Long Trail. Outlet, the mechanic, biscuit, and I had already hiked 27 miles. Follow the same route back to the trailhead. On your hike around the north end of the lake to the camping sites, be sure to look for the Stratton summit. August 4, 2011 by Beardoh. As a result of heavy use, the potential for impact on the shoreline and the pond’s ecosystem is serious. 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. Then another and another, then it was time to get up. Posted in homepage slider. Stratton Pond. Got some nice views of the town below on the way. There was 4-6 inches of snow on the ground, but the trail looked like it had some traffic so was partly packed down. The boys slept in the loft above the porch. Published on June 13, 2014 September 15, 2015 by alpacamark. Early start at 7:15 am and a fairly easy day. Stratton Pond Shelter on the Long Trail. The boys slept in the loft above the porch. 3. 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. There is now also a bear box at Stratton Pond Shelter and the above list has been updated. Mostly cause my hiking clothes were still wet, and cold!, from yesterday’s rainy day. Destination: Stratton Pond Shelter Start Location: Kid Gore Shelter Today's Miles: 15. It has room for at least 12 inside and a large porch with benches that could easily sleep more on a nice night. Other Information. We will be going into our second town tomorrow, so gave away some food to other hikers to lighten our packs. The address of the Trailhead is 1600 Stratton-Arlington Road, Stratton, VT. Posted on November 11, 2017 by GMCadminWOO. We will be going into our second town tomorrow, so gave away some food to other hikers to lighten our packs. Aug 19, 2015 - This large shelter is only a short walk from Stratton Pond, at the base of Stratton Mountain. Discover (and save!) Since Harmon Hill, the trail has been pretty darn good. A tenting area is available here via the North Shore Trail. Most were AT thru hikers who’d been together for the last 1600 miles. The shelter sits at 3500 feet just below the firetower from the pics in my last post. I would much rather sleep in my tent. There’s usually a GMC caretaker on duty. Stratton Pond Shelter - 19.50 Miles - From Goddard shelter To Stratton Pond shelter - Started out cold. all shelters popup list of nearby shelters (mileage, bearing) (as the crow flies) NOAA weather near shelter or wunderground. These were the first of many laugh-filled moments we shared today. A brand new shelter just finished and not even named on Stratton Pond. I woke up at 5 AM to the black flies. 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. Lots and lots and lots and lots of mud. 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. Arrived at the crossing of VT 11/30, which is the road to Manchester, at about 3:30 pm. Nov 13, 2015 - This Pin was discovered by Terry McMillan. Head to the south side of the pond and drop your pack at the three-bunk-high Stratton Pond Shelter. 7/25/12 Goddard Shelter to Stratton Pond Shelter – 20 miles. I was up and about at the Kid Gore Shelter early and after breakfast, I was on the trail by 7:30 AM. Maintained by GMC and USFS; caretaker; fee. Stratton Pond Shelter: 43.100521, -72.964052 Parking Lot: 43.061112, -72.967565. Hiked the first two miles in my puffy jacket. Mellow day heading out of Manchester Center. Tent sites and a shelter are available at the pond, on a first-come, first-served basis. Houser and I went to bed at a decent hour (~8pm?) Location: 43.103302, -72.964529 . Y Click on the image for larger map. So, four of us were up in the loft at the shelter and it was pouring rain, so we were happy to be there! 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