Mile 13.1 — Division 6 — Elev. 2620 ft.

This shelter replaced the previous shelter of the same name.

This camp was built in 1949. It was a small steel building with bunks for a maximum of 4. It is owned and maintained by residents of Proctor. Hiker usage is permitted except during the deer hunting season when it is reserved for its owners’ use and may be locked. It was torn down in 1976 and replaced by the David Logan Shelter. It was in use from 1949 to 1976. [GB 23rd Edition 1985]

Carmal Camp in the 1950s
Carmal Camp in the 1950s

It was enlarged in 1964 with bunks for 7. [GB 19th Edition 1968]

When I stayed overnight in 1963, it had been raining most of the day. In order to dry out a bit, we built a fire and tidied up the place. We knew we were in trouble when we got there as we saw a couple of quilly characters. That night they were on the roof doing their thing until we threw a 2-inch firecracker up to their party, after which they went back to the dump. [Paul Woodward]

The old Carmel Camp building as seen shortly before its demolition. Sign reads: "This Camp Will Be Used By [Its] Builders For Deer Season."
The old Carmel Camp building as seen shortly before its demolition. Sign reads: “This Camp Will Be Used By [Its] Builders For Deer Season.”

This shelter was replaced by the David Logan Shelter.