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Description:

The Wayah Gap Shelter in the Nantahala Mountains, in the spring of 1961. The current shelter at this location (now known as the Wayah Shelter) is a more recent structure. The original shelter, pictured here, is a typical three-sided log structure with a dirt floor and a fireplace in front. The trash can in the foreground was typical at many back country shelters until the 1970s, when the trash cans were removed and hikers were expected to pack out what they packed in.

A hand drawn map of Wayah Bald by George Masa in 1932 offers an interesting window into the Trail in this region in its earliest days.

Collection:

Trail Shelters


Date:

04/04/1961

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, “Wayah Gap Shelter (1961),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed December 3, 2022, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/630.

Geolocation

Wayah Bald Shelter 1961.jpg