Mile 14.7 — Division 3 — Elev. 220 ft

This enclosed structure, with bunk space for 16, was built in 1983 by the Brattleboro Section in cooperation with the US Forest Service and is a good example of the cooperative nature of LT management. Logs for the structure were cut by the USFS from a stand in Peru, VT, that was planted in the 1930’s by the CCC. Lumber was milled at the shelter off-site at the home of Cheryl and Gilbert in Fletcher … The story of the building of Spruce Ledge Camp could read like the “Little Section that Could. With only eighty-two members, this section built a wonderful camp to shelter LT hikers for decades to come. While they were making a solid structure, the Laraway Section built ties to new people, community groups, and other GMC sections. As Scott reminisced upon finishing the project, “The best part of the project was meeting new people and making new friends.” See LTN Summer 1999 for the complete story.

Spruce Peak Shelter under construction, 1983
Spruce Peak Shelter under construction, 1983