Goddard Shelter (mile 9.1)
You don’t find many shelters this close to a mountain’s summit in the Northeast, which makes Goddard a treat. Drop your pack at the spacious lean-to (room for 10), then climb 10 minutes to the fire tower on top of Glastenbury to catch the sunset. Return to Goddard for social hour on the front porch; expect a thru-hiker motley crew. The shelter is first-come, first-serve (free), and there are tent sites in either direction, including one just below Glastenbury’s summit.