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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:

Unknown

Creator:

Unknown

Subject

Trail Shelters

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Black and white photograph

Source:

ATC Archives. Ed Garvey Photos. Virginia folder.

Rights

Copyright Appalachian Trail Conservancy. All rights reserved.

Citation

Unknown, “Ashby Gap Shelter,” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed December 3, 2022, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/532.

Geolocation

Ashby Gap Shelter VA.jpg