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Bear Spring Cabin
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This locked cabin can be rented from the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC). If you have not rented it, then do not visit here, because there is no trespassing. You can click here for information on renting this and other PATC cabins, which is a very special experience. The Bear Spring Cabin is about three quarters mile from the Appalachian Trail, of course down a blue blazed trail. There are actually two ways you can connect with the trail: there is a fork, and the more southern route is easier, the more northern route is extremely steep, going directly up to White Rocks overlook. I recommend the more southerly route, even to get to White Rocks, because it is less strenuous and there is less danger of falling.
Near the cabin, I disturbed this wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris). I think this individual was a female. She said she'd love to stay and gobble with us, but was always nervous during the Thanksgiving season, which was soon.