Especially when the rain is falling hard, and you don’t need or want to get your tent or gear
any wetter. In times like this, shelters can provide a safe haven from storms. But there is also etiquette that needs to be observed. After all, this is not just one person’s dwelling place for a night, but many. You will share that space with those you may or may not know. You will also likely be sharing it with shelter creatures too – anything from insects, to mice, snakes and even larger mammals.
|Rock Spring Hut in Shenandoah|
|A tiny shelter on the Allegheny Trail|
|A bag of trash left in a shelter fire pit at Niday Shelter. NO!|