I have bought a portable hostel. (Oh no!). It is a 20 foot dome which sleeps 10 folks and has a furnace, stove, and icebox. I plan to put it up in late March of 2003 to provide the thruhikers with hot meals and a warm dry place to sleep. (Free of course). The really cool thing is that I can put it up anywhere- even on a mountain top. I would welcome any suggestion about where the best place would be for it. GSMNP is out (illegal). The ideal place would be (1) somewhere that needs a good shelter but doesnt have it (2) high altitude (3) a natural place to stop for the night (4) at least 2 days down trail from the last supply stop. My best shot right now is between Max Patch and Lemon Gap. This is National Forest Land and 1 day away from Hot Springs. I can put it anywhere from Springer to Roanoke for 9 consecutive days in March or April of 2003. If you plan to thru-hike next year, where would YOU like to see a portable hostel?
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