Dis-assembly of Deans Gap Shelter, part 2
The Deans Gap shelter is an historic stone structure on top of Blue Mountain. It was built by Earl Shaffer, the first AT thru-hiker, and a founder of the Susquehanna AT Club. The Appalachian Trail Museum has received permission to dismantle this shelter and re-assemble it near the Museum site, at Pine Grove Furnace State Park.
Last year, volunteers removed the roof of the shelter and placed it in storage. This year, Larry Knutson will lead a crew of volunteers in dismantling the three sided stone structure and moving it to a location for storage. Volunteers should wear work clothes, including work boots and gloves.
There will be two days of preparation for the project, Tuesday, June 5, and Thursday, June 7, each beginning at 10 am. Larry can use a small number of volunteers to help with the preparation. Contact Larry directly at 486-4455 for further details, including the meeting place.
The main workday for this project will be Saturday, June 9. Larry can use several volunteers that day. Volunteers should meet at the Scott Farm AT Work Center at 8 am. Again, contact Larry directly at 486-4455 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help on Saturday. In particular, a flatbed truck and a few pickup trucks would be helpful. When you contact Larry, Let him know if you can bring a truck.
HERE is a link to a map showing the location of the Scott Farm AT Work Center: