New Appalachian Trail shelter opens in NC
FRANKLIN, N.C. - Appalachian Trail hikers have a new place to rest in North Carolina.
The U.S. Forest Service says the Long Branch Shelter in the Standing Indian Basin in the Nantahala National Forest has opened. The shelter is located at the head of the Long Branch Drainage along the trail, slightly more than two miles north of Forest Service Road 83. It's about 17 miles from the city of Franklin.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy paid for the supplies. The Nantahala Hiking Club provided labour, and local contractor Goshen Timber Frames provided the timbers and helped with assembling the frame. Employees of the Nantahala Ranger District provided heavy machinery and logistical support.
The trail is a marked hiking trail of about 2,200 miles that stretches from Georgia to Maine.
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