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One of the Tom's Run Shelters on the Appalachian Trail is Destroyed By Fire

Written by Jim Foster, Community blogger | Oct 10, 2013 11:16 AM
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Photo by www.whiteblaze.net

Toms Run shelters on the Appalachian Trail prior to recent fire

One of the Toms Run Shelters on the Appalachian Trail has been destroyed by fire.  These twin shelters are located south of Pine Grove Furnace State Park, near Gardners, PA, and close to the halfway marker of the Appalachian Trail.  The shelters are within the Michaux State Forest.

According to Rod Lion,  assistant state forest manager at Michaux, as interviewed by pennlive.com, the state police fire marshal will be asked to investigate.  A video showing the shelter in flames taken by Neil Werner can be viewed by following THIS LINK.

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  • mhbramel img 2013-10-14 16:30

    Jim, thanks for posting this news...it was the first I heard of it.

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