Appalachian Trail ... Hiking the Maryland Challenge ... Pine Knob Shelter

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Closeup view of shelter in winter

Close view of shelter. This shelter is one of those old time shelters that provided a lot of protection if a cold wind was blowing. It also kindly provided a food preparation table under the overhang.

Distant view of shelter showing bear pole

This view of the shelter includes a view of the bear pole where you can hang your food bag where bears can't reach.

Note also that there is a fire ring in front of the shelter, so if you have the energy you could make yourself a nice roaring fire.

Latrine colored red

The local latrine was comfortable. I also understand that there is a water source nearby, maybe west of the shelter, but I never researched it.

Side view of shelter showing boots left behind and a folding chair

Interestingly, there was a lot of extra stuff at the shelter that day: a pair of boots and a folding chair to make shelter life comfortable.

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