[image credit Gary]
We'll be heading up there to the shelter in a couple days for some fun and some minor work, but it'll be nothing like the effort that went into the firepit at the shelter, shown above. The sun and shade makes for a poor photo, but you kinda get the idea. These were some BIG rocks, about the limit of manageability in a wheelbarrow (provided we could lift it into the wheelbarrow).
The firepit really doesn't figure into Ultrarunning, but the shelter and its spring do. It's about a mile downhill from the dry Tuscarora Trail to reach the water source...then the trudge back up to the ridge top.
But the water is mighty sweet and pure....