An American icon
by, 06-30-2010 at 07:57 (418 Views)
A couple of years ago, I wrote about Earl Shaffer and the project to preserve a trail shelter that he built, which at the time I had helped to disassemble; ultimately it was to be reassembled as an exhibit for the Appalachian Trail Museum.
Here's a picture from that previous post:
(That's me, helping to take it apart)
Last month, it was time to put it back together:
(Me again, helping with the restoration)
There were a few people working on this job. In fact, for this phase of the operation the guy who was in charge of it even managed to recruit a Northbound "thru" hiker to assist us, and he was very helpful indeed. Between us all we managed to get it done in a couple of days...Saturday and Sunday.
Here's the finished "product":
The A.T. Museum had its Grand Opening on National Trails Day, which was on June 5th this year...