Appalachian Trail Histories

The Rocky Mountain Shelters were built by the North Chapter of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club in 1989. The construction of these shelters, in the paired style typical of the Trail in southern Pennsylvania, was the result of a relocation of the Trail away from Route 233 during the late 1980s. That relocation meant that the old Raccoon Run Shelters were no longer needed and were thus torn down. The Rocky Run Shelters are also known for being a place where hikers may find a hand carved wooden spoon, left for them by a local provider of trail magic.

Collection: Trail Shelters
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