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Description:

Smith Gap Shelter (Pennsylvania) under construction in 1948. The was built by members of the Philadelphia Trail Club and was opened to hikers on June 12, 1949. The shelter was built on private land, but in the late 1960s the landowner decided to build a vacation home on the site and turned the shelter into a storage shed. At this time, the Delaware Valley Chapter of the AMC had taken over supervision of the Appalachian Trail in the area from the Philadelphia Trail Club, and Chapter members built a new shelter closer to the Trail in 1973. They dedicated the shelter to their long serving volunteer LeRoy Smith, who passed away shortly after the completion of the current structure.

Collection:

Trail Shelters


Date:

10/30/1948

Creator:

Philadelphia Trail Club

Subject

Trail Shelters

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Black and white photograph

Source:

Philadelphia Trail Club Archives, Box 3

Rights

None granted

Citation

Philadelphia Trail Club, “Smith Gap Shelter (1948),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed December 3, 2022, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/487.

Geolocation

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