1. My Nat'l Geographic Trails Illustrated map has a notation by the Pass Mountain Hut of PATC. I'm assuming this just means its maintained by the PATC and is a normal AT shelter, not a locked rental cabin, right?
2. I'm planning on parking about 10 miles north of the Pass Mountain Hut and hiking southward. Will I have any problems parking at the Elkwallow area and leaving a vehicle for 3-4 days?