View Full Version : theft at Antietam Shelter 8/21

08-24-2003, 23:20
Antietam log book records theft of all food and cooking materials on 8/21/03 of two (section?) hikers.

08-25-2003, 08:20
Was there any more info?


08-25-2003, 11:45
Yes--if I remember correctly, food and stove (and all stuff smelling of food) were hung overnight at Antietam. They awoke to find everything gone. Fellow hikers helped out; took them into town. Correction:though the theft was at Antietam, the log book entry was at the Tumbling Run shelter 1 mile up the trail where they stayed after losing the day.--CeCe

08-25-2003, 12:16
Antietam shelter is TOO close to the road and park. We were there during the spring and it was used as a party spot. There was trash everywhere and the shelter smelled or urine. The log was nothing but a doodle pad for the party goers and full of hateful slogans and pictures. If you have a chance to pass by this shelter do so and continue north to Tumbling runs... it is well worth the few extra miles.... TRUST ME!

01-13-2011, 13:55
agreed. skip this shelter. theres still plenty of chances of staying in a 1940s era shelter safer from non hiker persons, like toms run.