The 7 Best Lean-tos & Shelters on the Appalachian Trail

According to thru-hiker, photographer, author of new book "The Appalachian Trail: Backcountry Shelters, Lean-Tos, and Huts"

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The 7 Best Lean-tos & Shelters on the Appalachian Trail

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