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At 07:32 PM 4/6/96 -0600, you wrote:
>>I haven't hiked the AT (yet), so maybe I'm missing something. Please,
>>what is this attraction to shelters? Ones I have stayed in are not
>>always immune from the elements, sometimes smelly and dirty and prone
>>to unwanted animal visits. I'd much rather be in a tent or under a
Tents are great for escaping bugs and for privacy. Shelters are great for
escaping rain, cooking and meeting people. I hike alone and stay mostly in
shelters. Even the boy scouts amuse me.
I hate more than anything waking up in a tent ready to hike and it's raining.
packing a wet tent sucks.