All along the AT are shelters – every ten miles or so. In Tennessee they look like this:

They have a capacity of six, but often there are 30-40 hikers looking for a place to sleep on any given night near the shelter. I’ve only spent one night in a shelter. I prefer my tent/cocoon.

One thing I do like about shelters is the graffiti:

Throw me to the woods…



  1. Sally (Duncan) D'Antonio · April 28, 2016

    That is beautiful!!!


  2. Marti Rand · April 28, 2016

    Ooh, I like that!


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