5/24 Peters Mountain Shelter

This two story shelter replaced the little shelter that Earl Shaffer built years earlier. Earl’s shelter was removed for inclusion in the new AT museum. He is recognized as the first AT thru hiker. He completed a NOBO (northbound) in 1948 and a SOBO in 1965. To celebrate the anniversary of his first thru hike, Earl completed a NOBO thru hike at the age of 79.

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