the dyrt
Morgan W.
Chattanooga, TN
Joined July 2016
I am an avid trail runner, backpacker, and weekend adventurer. Of all the paths in life, make sure a few of them are DYRT.
Cozy USFS cabin!

We hiked in 4.5 miles on the summer route to reach Dale Clemons cabin. There was some snow in the higher elevations at the end of May. - Always know your weather conditions!- The cabin slept 8 of us comfortably, and as always, the USFS has kept this cabin in great shape!

Note: The cabin can be accessed by hiking, biking, skiing and snowmobile. It is open year-round, though conditions may impact travel plans.

Winter snow can linger into July and the cabin is susceptible to heavy fog and rain in the summer, as well as whiteout conditions in the winter.

Deep Gap Shelter - AT

Great shelter with close water access, Bear box for food storage, and a fire pit. Kept us dry in the rain! Note: there is a resident mouse that will pay you a visit (not uncommon for shelters on the AT 😁)

Gorgeous Trout Lake Cabin

We hiked in 7.5 miles from the Resurrection Pass South trailhead to enjoy this spacious, primitive cabin with amazing views of Trout Lake. Fish for trout in the provided row boat, or off the dock. Wildlife seen here: moose and beavers and various birds.

Hike: 7 miles to spur off to cabin, .5 miles to cabin from spur.

Note: The cabin can be accessed by floatplane, hiking, biking, skiing, horseback and snowmobile.

Note: Primitive cabin, must pack in/pack out own gear and trash

Camp near Wayah Bald Shelter

After an 11 mike hike on the AT from Winding Stair Gap trailhead, we arrived at Wayah Bald Shelter and camping. Moderate, short downhill to water source and privy is close to shelter. There are plenty of flat camping sites near the shelter.

Hot Springs National Park's only campground

Well maintained facility. Spaces are close together with minimal privacy. About a 5 minute drive to enter the park and reach bath house row. Trails are accessible at the back of the campground.

Beautiful Backountry

This is a beautiful, private backcountry site located right on the Rio Grande. Amazing sunset and sunrise views!