NThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 28, 2021

A refuge in the woods

We ended up stumbling on this campsite on our way to the Riga lean-to, which was a very happy surprise. We started our hike at the under-mountain trailhead, located right off route 41, and climbed up the mountain. Be prepared for steep inclines, and lots of rocks. After about a mile, you reach a trail intersection, stay left and continue up the hill until you reach the giant sign that reads "Appalachian Trail - North and South". As we started pretty late in the afternoon, we ended up directly taking a left and heading to the Riga shelter. On the way, you pass the Brassie Brook Lean-to and its about another mile to Riga. As I said earlier, we stayed for one night at Riga, and after hitting the bear mountain summit (right at the big sign), we turned back to spend the night at Brassie Brook. Brassie Brook has a small lean-to as well as about 4/5 campsites located all around. Firepits, toilets but that's about it. Leave NO Trace! We had a phenomenal time, and definitely recommend!

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