Inu at the Melville Nauheim Shelter, 2023
Inu at the Melville Nauheim Shelter, 2023

On a 250 ft spur trail, this frame shelter, constructed in 1977, has bunk space for 8. It was built with funds contributed by Mrs. Melville Nauheim of New York City in memory of her husband. Water is from the stream just north of the spur trail. [GB 24th Edition 1996] The site was selected in the summer of 1976. [LT News, November 1977] A donation of $3000 from the family was received to provide for construction of a shelter and tent platform which was to be built in the mountains away from any roads or ski areas. [LTN Nov. 1975] After the dedication of the William D. MacArther Bridge on May 28, 1978; most of the “dedicated” hikers made the excursion north to the shelter dedication. Food was the first item on the agenda, doughnuts, cookies, hot coffee, cocoa, and lemonade was served. Robert Agard, President of the Bennington Section was the keynote speaker. [LTN August 1978]

GMC'ers soaked in both sunshine and words on May 28, 1978 as Bob Agard, president of the Bennington Section, dedicated the new Melville Nauheirn Shelter.
GMC’ers soaked in both sunshine and words on May 28, 1978 as Bob Agard, president of the Bennington Section, dedicated the new Melville Nauheirn Shelter.