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Description:

The Spring Mountain Shelter in Tennessee was one of the early Appalachian Trail Shelters in this region and survives in its original form. Built from logs cut and peeled nearby, the Spring Mountain Shelter is a typical example of the Adirondack style lean-to favored by the trail maintaining clubs in the Trail's infancy. In this photo, by Myron Avery, you can see his famous measuring wheel that went with him everywhere he went on the Trail. The shelter is currently maintained by the Carolina Mountain Club.

Collection:

Trail Shelters


Date:

1940

Creator:

Myron Avery

Subject

Trail Shelters

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Black and white photograph

Source:

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Archives. Used with permission.

Rights

All rights reserved

Citation

Myron Avery, “Spring Mountain Shelter (1940),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed November 26, 2022, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/621.

Geolocation

Spring Mountain 1940.jpg