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    Default Ed Garvey Shelter Out of Commission

    Stupid is as stupid does.... (assuming it's true).

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    You have got to be kidding.... I am not a fan of shelters but for those that are this is sad
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    Okay, maybe a stove is better, so real genius out on the trail, lol

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    I can't believe how stupid that was. There's some crazy people 'round there. That's near Burkettsville, where Blair Witch Project was filmed.

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    Is there a link missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peakbagger View Post
    Is there a link missing?
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Appalachian...of_commission/

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    Stupid freaking people !!

    That's a great shelter with a awesome loft area it's a miracle the whole thing didn't burn down.

    There's a big difference between stupid people and crazy people this is stupid people.

    Gee I wonder what will happen when I build this fire on a wooden floor? Stupid, no small fire either 4" sticks Duhhhh !!

    I take it they didn't catch the culprit?

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    You have got to be kidding! Somebody find that hiker and get him/her off the trail before they start a forest fire. Sadly, you can't fix stupid.
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    Thanks for the link. Yes there are idiots out there.

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    Saw this in a shelter in late 80's. Big hole burnt into the middle of the floor. I forget exactly where it was. I seem to remember there was another one too, maybe not as bad.
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    Insane. And that's one of the nicest shelters I've seen.

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    Given the level of stupidity this would require, a picture or the name of the contact would be appreciated.

    The shelter is currently closed anyway due to Covid, as are numerous shelters and privies from VA-ME. https://appalachiantrail.org/trail-updates/ I didn't see anything mentioned there but might not have filtered in yet.

    Perfectly nice firepit right next to the shelter with benches too.
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    How do you know its 100% true about Garvey? Anyone can type whatever they want where"s the picture if the shelter in disaray?
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    *facepalm*
    It's all good in the woods.

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    This of course needs to be verified, but I would not be surprised if it did indeed happen. We're cold and wet and it's raining or snowing. Where can we build a fire where we don't have to stand in the rain? Hum...
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    The Ed Garvey Shelter was my first shelter on a flip-flop out of Harpers Ferry in 2015. Was a beautiful shelter. There was a stone structure in back of the shelter, which I later found out was a monument to a hiker who was killed there by a falling tree limb just a few weeks prior. Hopefully the shelter will be fixed, but I doubt if I could rest easy there.
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    This is from Reddit -- so don't take it as gospel until verified -- but you gotta be kiddin me.


    Garvey Shelter is out of commission
    Just got the word from the trail overseer for that section, quoted below.

    "Garvey Shelter is out of commission. Has a dangerous hole in the floor where hiker started a campfire inside the shelter. Made a fire ring of rocks on the wood floor and tended it long enough to burn through some 4" limbs before it fell into the foundation."

    Hopefully the shelter crew will get it back up before the spring rush.

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    I take reddit with a grain of salt. I Also notices on the at pages on facebook old school hikers saying get your info from whiteblaze about the trail...
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    If this did happen, there will probably be a video of this on You-Tube with Beavis and Butthead giggling in the background how cool it is. Seems a lot of folks get caught that way.

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    Uhhhhhhhhhhh, eh,eh,eh,eh, uhhhhhhhhhhhhh,eh,eh,eh,eh,
    FIRES COOL !! Uhhhhhhhhhhh,eh,eh,eh,eh ,uhhhhhhhhhh,eh,eh,eh. Those idiots will never catch us, uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!

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