Ashby Gap Shelter (1946)
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.
FormatBlack and white photograph
Appalachian Trailway News, Volume 7/3 (1946)
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Abbie Rowe, “Ashby Gap Shelter (1946),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed April 1, 2023, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/522.