|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on October 29, 2014 at 12:15 AM|
Contributed by Dave Trone, PATC North Chapter Treasurer - from PATC Newsletter, September 2003, by Chris Fee
Archimedes is said to have claimed that, given a lever long enough and a place to stand, he could move the world. Members of the PATC North Chapter took him at his word two years ago when we....
....used a mighty timber to jack up one of the old Birch Run Shelters; we then replaced the bottom-few courses of logs due to rot and insect infestation. At the time of the repair it became evident that the old shelters were well past their prime, offered no ventilation for drying, and thus were destined to rot quickly and forced hikers to eat and sleep in a very confined, dank, smelly area during heavy rain. “Give me a rock bar long enough and a place to drive, and I will replace these shelters,” claimed Shelter Overseer Dave Trone to his loyal henchman and Co-Overseer, and the quest began. read rest of article at http://www.patcnorth.net/Rebuilding%20Birch%20Run%20Shelter%202003.pdf