Mile 6.5 — Division 8 — Elev. 3250 ft.
This shelter replaced Battell Shelter (1st)
In July 1967, work parties from the Tamarack Farm and Wilderness Camp in Plymouth Union Vermont began work building a new shelter, on the site of the previous Battell Shelter. Part of a work service project in cooperation with the Green Mountain National Forest, supplies proveided by the US Forest Service were airlifted in, where camp counselors supervised campers in the construction.
A typical Adirondack style lean-to, this shelter sleeps 8. Initially, a seasonal caretaker was placed there to educate and assist hikers, A fee was charged for overnight use.
Being a high elevation site, water could be had from a small spring 100 ft. to the east, woodfires were prohibited, and tenting was limited.
Long Trail Guide Book — 24th Edition, 1996
Long Trai News, November 1967