1983 Appalachian Trail Log

The Don Nelan Shelter, which was burned by vandals in 1990, was located in Sugar Hollow in Carter County, Tennessee. The shelter’s complete log from 1983, along with a wealth of other great information and stories, can be found at the Appalachain Trail Museum’s website. Iin case you can’t see all that well, the log from above reads:

3/12/83: Snow, Snow, Snow- about 3 inches. 7:00 a.m. and it’s cold as shit. Thanks to T.E.H.C. for nice shelter. There have been several obscene notes recorded in here previously. We destroyed all but the one before. My response to it is, when the weather is hot and sticky that’s no time to dunk your dick but when the frost is on the pumpkin thats the time for dicky dunkin. Hope everyone after us freezes also, Ha-Ha. Time to head for Dennis Cove and consume some Tang, apples, and Spam. HAPPY HIKING TO ALL! 
                                Matthew, Clark, Bob, Willis
                                     Georgia –> Maine 


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One Response to 1983 Appalachian Trail Log

  1. Donna Kopitsky June 5, 2010 at 3:41 pm #

    This is so cool..I am living in PA now and was doing a thru hike on the AT in 1983…I have an entry in the Don Nelan shelter register on page 21..brought back wonderful memories!!!

    Donna Kopitsky

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