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    Default Overmountain Shelter closed

    i cant find a link to the release but someone on FB posted this..


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    That's sad.

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    This just came across Twitter: http://appalachiantrail.org/home/com...uctural-damage

    The Barn is closed until further notice. As a trail maintainer with TEHCC I knew something was forthcoming. As of yet, I don't know what the final resolution will be: Torn down?, repaired?, etc.

    The grassy area near The Barn is still open for camping.

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    As someone eager to see all the cool iconic spots along the trail, this does make me sad.

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    Default Overmountain Shelter closed

    Still a great tent spot.
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    A lot of folks were responding on Facebook about how disappointed they were at the news, at how wonderful it was to visit Overmountain, etc.

    Perhaps those feelings will inspire a serious fundraiser to pay for fixing the shelter. 'cause it won't be cheap....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain squid View Post
    This just came across Twitter: http://appalachiantrail.org/home/com...uctural-damage

    The Barn is closed until further notice. As a trail maintainer with TEHCC I knew something was forthcoming. As of yet, I don't know what the final resolution will be: Torn down?, repaired?, etc.

    The grassy area near The Barn is still open for camping.

    See you on the trail,
    mt squid

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    As long as the privy still has the amazing view
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee Viking View Post
    As long as the privy still has the amazing view
    Privy with a view

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    The rumor that this was coming down the pipe was part of why I wanted to stay there this year. We camped on the grass but it was still cool to finally see the barn. Most of the thru hikers we were with camped in the grass as well. A group of locals were setup in the Barn proper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JC13 View Post
    The rumor that this was coming down the pipe was part of why I wanted to stay there this year. We camped on the grass but it was still cool to finally see the barn. Most of the thru hikers we were with camped in the grass as well. A group of locals were setup in the Barn proper.
    I have stayed in the barn a couple of times. I always wondered why it wasn't burned down. Folks cooking on the wood floor upstairs.
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    I stayed there for a moment but had to abandon it. A nor'easter came through and dropped the temps to 29 degrees in the middle of June! The wind was blowing through so I decided to go to the next shelter. That was no good either so I decided to get out the next morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkmi View Post
    A lot of folks were responding on Facebook about how disappointed they were at the news, at how wonderful it was to visit Overmountain, etc.
    Perhaps those feelings will inspire a serious fundraiser to pay for fixing the shelter. 'cause it won't be cheap....
    Why would it be expensive to repair/replace?

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