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generoll
2012-10-17, 21:24
I picked up a hiker today that told me there was a new shelter under construction. From his general description it sounded like it must be at Glassmine Gap on the Long Branch Trail. Anyone know anything about this?

Skidsteer
2012-10-17, 21:35
I picked up a hiker today that told me there was a new shelter under construction. From his general description it sounded like it must be at Glassmine Gap on the Long Branch Trail. Anyone know anything about this?

No but it doesn't surprise me. It's flat there with plenty of water. They always take the best camping spots and ruin them.

On the plus side maybe someone will put a match to Big Spring.

Hog On Ice
2012-10-17, 21:36
news to me - what would it be about half way between Big Spring Shelter and Rock Gap Shelter?

Roots
2012-10-17, 22:20
Pretty much. They can tear down big spring and use it for kindling. That area is nasty nasty nasty!

Hog On Ice
2012-10-17, 22:33
that's Nantahala Hiking Club area so I guess a call to David Lippy (828)369-1951, president of NHC would be the best source of info

Hog On Ice
2012-10-17, 22:36
FYI:

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generoll
2012-10-17, 22:48
went to the source, the ATC website and yes, there is a shelter planned for that area. no mention of anything happening with the Big Spring or Rock Gap shelters.

Skidsteer
2012-10-17, 22:50
Rock Gap shelter would make a lovely campfire as well.

Kanga
2012-10-17, 23:04
i'd be scared to breathe in the fumes..

saimyoji
2012-10-17, 23:41
i'd be scared to breathe in the fumes..

from Skids campfire?

Hog On Ice
2012-10-17, 23:56
I agree Kanga - that preserved wood shit is no good - arsenic among other bad shit

Roots
2012-10-18, 01:40
Rat turds

Kanga
2012-10-18, 09:29
Ebola!!!

Big Mac
2012-10-18, 09:58
Hantavirus

Cuffs
2012-10-18, 10:27
Hantavirus

Beat me to it. Hanta is already out west.

SGT Rock
2012-10-18, 12:17
There was one death from Hantavirus on the AT, maybe he got it there.

Big Mac
2012-10-18, 12:23
Hantavirus can be, and is, everywhere. A friend here in Indiana got very sick from it. They think he got it cleaning out a barn.

john pickett
2012-10-18, 12:58
Mice never scared me till I learned of Hantavirus.

Roots
2012-10-18, 13:03
mice are why i WILL NOT stay in a shelter unless i had absolutely no other choice. i'm not scared of them i just think they are nasty and carry nasty everywhere they go.

Superman
2012-10-18, 13:50
mice are why i WILL NOT stay in a shelter unless i had absolutely no other choice. i'm not scared of them i just think they are nasty and carry nasty everywhere they go.

I'm more scared of the people that stay in shelters. They look, act and talk freaky. Just sayin.

Hog On Ice
2012-10-18, 13:59
I hammock - 'nuf said

SGT Rock
2012-10-18, 14:08
Exactly.

Cuffs
2012-10-18, 14:11
Right on

sheepdog
2012-10-18, 16:16
I like shelters. It keeps all the nimrods packed tightly together.

SGT Rock
2012-10-18, 16:28
I like shelters. It keeps all the nimrods packed tightly together.

Excellent point. And if you camp close, you can listen to them bitch the next day about each other.

Superman
2012-10-18, 16:34
Excellent point. And if you camp close, you can listen to them bitch the next day about each other.

Camping too close to a shelter puts you in the area that has been awash in pee.

Lugnut
2012-10-18, 17:00
Good point!

generoll
2012-10-18, 19:56
ok, the reply from the maintainer for the club stated that the shelter is going in .9 miles trail south of Glassmine Gap.

Skidsteer
2012-10-18, 20:11
ok, the reply from the maintainer for the club stated that the shelter is going in .9 miles trail south of Glassmine Gap.

:hmmmm: I've camped there before but there's no water that I recall?

Wish I had my map with me.

Big Mac
2012-10-18, 23:00
:hmmmm: I've camped there before but there's no water that I recall?

Wish I had my map with me.

Dug out my map. Looks like there might be a stream a short distance off the trail, just before Long Branch Trail.

southmark
2012-10-18, 23:07
All wild animals are unhygenic and dirty. Only domestic animals can be clean it has nothing to do with the breed of animal.

Healthy, robust animals have very good hygiene. Mice will clean themselves regularly and do not like to live where there is feces. They never defecate where they sleep. Although the droppings themselves may carry disease as microorganisms feast on them as it starts to decompose.

Big Mac
2012-10-18, 23:20
Now all we have to do is have the mice tell us which part of the shelter they eat in, and which part they shit in.

sheepdog
2012-10-19, 09:08
All wild animals are unhygenic and dirty. Only domestic animals can be clean it has nothing to do with the breed of animal.

Healthy, robust animals have very good hygiene. Mice will clean themselves regularly and do not like to live where there is feces. They never defecate where they sleep. Although the droppings themselves may carry disease as microorganisms feast on them as it starts to decompose.

Seems like I remember cleaning out a mouse nest or two and there was lots of mouse poop in them.

Roots
2012-10-19, 09:13
Yeah... I've seen many mice nests in shelters and tons mice turds to go with them.

southmark
2013-11-07, 17:21
Read bullet Np. 4.
http://www.onekind.org/be_inspired/animals_a_z/mouse/

john pickett
2013-11-07, 20:38
Uh, that's bullet number 5, sir.

southmark
2013-11-08, 08:21
Uh, that's bullet number 5, sir.

He'll, I never could count worth a damn! (among other things)

Big Mac
2013-11-08, 08:26
It's on the inner webs, it must be true.

Superman
2013-11-08, 08:54
It's on the inner webs, it must be true.

...but what did Snopes say?

Crikey
2013-11-08, 09:35
...but what did Snopes say?

That they're liberal