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    Default Historic Applachian Trail shelter to be dismantled - PennLive.com


    Historic Applachian Trail shelter to be dismantled
    PennLive.com, PA - 19 minutes ago
    by CHRIS A. COUROGEN/The Patriot-News Chris A. Courogen/The Patriot-NewsThe last Appalachian Trail hikers shelter built by York-area native Earl Shaffer ...


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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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