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Description:

The Earl Shaffer Shelter, pictured here in August 2008, was dedicated to Earl Shaffer, the first person to hike the entire Appalachian Trail in one year. Shaffer, who grew up nearby, eventually asked that his name be taken off the shelter in 1983, because he felt it had become "too fancy" after the addition of a wooden floor, replacing the old dirt floor. The Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club disassembled this shelter in 2008, and it now resides at the Appalachian Trail Museum at Pine Grove Furnace State Park (PA).

Collection:

Trail Shelters


Date:

08/02/2008

Creator:

Charlie Duane

Subject

Trail Shelters

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Color photograph

Source:

https://sites.google.com/a/cduane.net/shaffershelter/before

Rights

Copyright Charlie Duane. All rights reserved.

Citation

Charlie Duane, “Earl Shaffer Shelter (2008),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed November 14, 2018, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/659.

Geolocation

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