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Uncommonly Sensible

Keeping the "anal" in analytical... (While trying to remain civilized)

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Monday, May 10, 2010

An American icon, Part 2

A couple of years ago, I wrote about Earl Shaffer and the project to preserve a trail shelter that he built, which at the time I had helped to disassemble; ultimately it was to be reassembled as an exhibit for the Appalachian Trail Museum.

Here's a picture from that previous post:

(That's me, helping to take it apart)

This past weekend, it was time to put it back together:

(Me again, helping with the restoration)

There were a few people working on this job. In fact, for this phase of the operation the guy who was in charge of it even managed to recruit a Northbound "thru" hiker to assist us, and he was very helpful indeed. Between us all we managed to get it done in a couple of days...Saturday and Sunday.

Here's the finished "product":

The Appalachian Trail Museum will be having its Grand Opening on National Trails Day, which will be on June 5th this year...

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