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mountain squid
05-31-2006, 15:45
The new shelter in TN is open for business. A great, big THANK-YOU to all who helped in its construction, including Hard-Core and other hikers that took a “zero” to help. There is still a little bit of work to complete, but what is left is minor stuff.

Some data:
- approximately 9.0 miles N of Apple House Shelter
- approx 8.5 miles N of 19E
- approx 9.1 miles S of Moreland Gap Shelter
- approx 15.2 miles S of Dennis Cove Rd
- sleeps approx 14
- water source is 200 feet. Follow Blue Blazer in front of shelter.
- no privy

mt squid

05-31-2006, 16:16
Thank you thank you thank you. Now I have to go hike that section again, to see the relo and visit the shelter.

05-31-2006, 16:44
We were there. Carried in some lumber and watched it go from footings to full frame the first day. Here is a pic of where things stood on Sunday.


05-31-2006, 20:02
I'll be in that area very soon. Look forward to it. Thanks for the info.

mountain squid
06-01-2006, 10:28
You're welcome for the info. Here is a more finished pic. The "bench" everyone is sitting on is actually the eating/cooking surface. A sitting bench will be made later.

mt squid

06-01-2006, 10:40
Nice to see the progress made.


06-01-2006, 12:21
Nice!! Now I have to try it out fairly quickly before the mice find out about it! Thanks for the hard work squid and crew!!

mountain squid
06-02-2006, 10:28
Too late. The day the roof and the sides were finished a mouse :eek: was seen in the lumber pile. It had made a nice, little nest. After it scurried away, hopefully it found residence elsewhere...

No credit to me. I was a helper just like everyone else. All credit goes to TN Eastman Hiking Club and their crew. Thanks to them.

mt squid

06-02-2006, 10:31
[quote=mountain squid] All credit goes to TN Eastman Hiking Club and their crew. Thanks to them.
Specifically, Bob Peoples and his HardCore project !!


mountain squid
06-08-2006, 13:22
Finished. The mountaineer falls shelter is completed. Here are some additional photos.

mt squid


Should this thread be moved to the TN subforum? When I originally posted, I didn't realize there was a TN subforum. Oops, sorry.

06-08-2006, 13:23
very nice, can't wait to stay there

06-08-2006, 13:27
Great shots ...thanks for sharing. Wish I could have been there for the grand finale. But at least I did have the opportunity to help out with the framing.


Butch Cassidy
06-08-2006, 13:51
Thanks to all who worked to make this happen. I had a terrible day on that 18 mile section last year. It took half a day to thaw out at Kincora. I will be sure to plan to stay there when The Sundance Kid and I pass thru on our Thruhike in 07. It looks fantastic. Butch Cassidy GAME 07 (Paladin GAME 05).

06-09-2006, 22:58
A few more photos: http://www.traildays.info/mtnfalls.html

06-06-2007, 23:16
For the GPS people.

DD.DDD 36.220278°N -81.985278°W

DD.MM.MM 36° 13.22'N 81° 59.12'W

D/M/S 36° 13' 13"N 81° 59' 07"W

UTM 17S 411446E 4008831N