A recap of the good things about each site:
A great site, the traditional location for our hangout, close to the road, Mostly level & nice trail, 2 reliable water sources, a nice shelter - table & fire pit for socialization, on / near several trails for day hikes, Right on the AT.
Old Orchard shelter;
A great site, close to a road, trail crosses no streams, Ample parking, AMPLE hanging sites over a large area (It used to be a tree farm / orchard), on the AT & near several other trails for day hikes, reportedly reliable spring, nice privy, Right on the AT.
Over Mountain shelter;
Interesting shelter, semi historical (parts of a movie were supposed to be shot here), a lot of hanging sites, reportedly reliable spring, privy, lots of room in / around the shelter for socialization, a decent fire pit, a GREAT view from the shelter down to the valley below, compared to the others this shelter is HUGE, some side trails for day hikes.
So, vote up yall.