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    Has anyone seen the newly built version? Stayed there? How is it? Any photos?

    I'll probably sectioning this weekend or next (or both!) and I'd like to stay there, or near there, in my hammock. I have a sentimental attachment. It's the first place I ever camped out in the woods.

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    Was there in September. Very well constructed. Sleeps about 6.

    Still trying to figure out how they got the materials in there. It is a long way from the road!!!!

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    Can't believe they rebuilt it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Was there in September. Very well constructed. Sleeps about 6.

    Still trying to figure out how they got the materials in there. It is a long way from the road!!!!
    I've heard they drop the lumber by helicopter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilred View Post
    I've heard they drop the lumber by helicopter
    You would be correct, I remember them doing that for the Goddard shelter as well, which is 10 miles from any road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Still trying to figure out how they got the materials in there. It is a long way from the road!!!!
    After Lost Pond burned down the first time in November 2001 it was rebuilt in October 2002 using draft horses to haul materials to the work site. There are some old logging roads in the near the shelter. The shelter was constructed entirely using hand tools and no power equipment.

    The GMC's Long Trail News hasn't reported how the materials for the newest shelter got to the remote site. The shelter is in the Big Branch Wilderness so normally any power or mechanized equipment isn't allowed, including wheels.

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    Stayed in Lost Pond Shelter 3 nights ago - everything was fine, no night visitors (or I slept through them!). Water is nearby and plentiful but down a very steep embankment so try to get there before dark.
    Last edited by Cookerhiker; 10-10-2012 at 15:02.

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