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Description:

The Big Springs Shelter was located between Mooney Gap and Wallace Gap in the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina. A plank sided lean-to of the type favored by the U.S. Forest Service, the Big Springs Shelter was removed in 2013 and replaced by the Long Branch Shelter. The new shelter was built and is maintained by the Nantahala Hiking Club. (Location data on the Big Springs Shelter is approximate.)

Collection:

Trail Shelters


Date:

04/02/1961

Creator:

L.C. Everett

Subject

Trail Shelters

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Black and white photograph

Source:

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Archives. Used with permission.

Rights

All rights reserved

Citation

L.C. Everett, “Big Spring Shelter (1961),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed January 29, 2023, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/540.

Geolocation

Big Spring Shelter 1961.jpg