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Description:

The Ashby Gap Shelter in Northern Virginia was located just west of the village of Paris. Built by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club in the 1941 on a tract of private land, the shelter was torn down in 1955, when the AT was re-routed away from the site. The 1941 ATC Guide to the Paths of the Blue Ridge offers this description:

Ashby Gap Lean-to is situated in a clearing near the summit of the Blue Ridge on the northwest slope, a little over a mile south of Ashby Gap. It is close to the site of an old cabin.

Collection:

Trail Shelters


Date:

09/01/1946

Creator:

Abbie Rowe

Subject

Trail Shelters

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Black and white photograph

Source:

Appalachian Trailway News, Volume 7/3 (1946)

Rights

All rights reserved.

Citation

Abbie Rowe, “Ashby Gap Shelter (1946),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed October 15, 2019, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/522.

Geolocation

Ashby Gap Shelter.jpg