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07-31-2008, 17:40
<table border=0 width= valign=top cellpadding=2 cellspacing=7><tr><td valign=top class=j><font style="font-size:85%;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><br><div style="padding-top:0.8em;"><img alt="" height="1" width="1"></div><div class=lh><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=T&ct=us/3-0&fd=R&url=http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2008/07/historic_applachian_trail_shel.html&cid=0&ei=NTGSSJuuLp3I8ASnsL3SDQ&usg=AFQjCNHVhyt2JdA5ZvIz46R8d77VaHy5VA">Historic Applachian <b>Trail</b> shelter to be dismantled</a><br><font size=-1><font color=#6f6f6f>PennLive.com,&nbsp;PA&nbsp;-</font> <nobr>19 minutes ago</nobr></font><br><font size=-1>by CHRIS A. COUROGEN/The Patriot-News Chris A. Courogen/The Patriot-NewsThe last <b>Appalachian Trail</b> hikers shelter built by York-area native Earl Shaffer <b>...</b></font></div></font></td></tr></table>

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Hoop Time
07-31-2008, 18:11
This is a brief update for our news blog. The full story will be on pennlive.com Friday when it rns in the paper. If the RSS feed does not pick it up, I will post a link.

07-31-2008, 19:14
is there a floor in that shelter? i think i remember it being a dirt floor in 99' and earl saying he wanted to tear it down himself if they put a floor in it.

Hoop Time
07-31-2008, 20:56
I was told they put the floor in around 1983. That was when Earl asked his name be taken off of it. According to folks I interviewed, he disliked the floor and the rubber roof.

The issues with the floor, I was told, were twofold: Earl felt sleeping on the ground was just better sleeping and he was concerned food would fall between the boards of the floor and cause critters to nest under it.

By the way, when they rebuild the shelter for the museum, it will be sans floor and rubber roof.