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Ash Swale Shelter

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Ash Swale Shelter (Kaltbluter)
This boardwalk crosses a marshy area (Kaltbluter)
Informative sign posted inside the shelter (Kaltbluter)


The Ash Swale Shelter is located on Eagle Rest Trail between Eagle Rest upper Trailhead and Eagle Rest Lower Trailhead.

From the sign posted inside the shelter:

Welcome to the Ash Swale Shelter!

Originally constructed in 1930, this trial shelter was an overnight stop for pack trains from the Lowell Ranger District (then the West Boundary Ranger District) which supplied the lookouts at Eagle Rest and Hardesty Mountain.

The historic shelter was rebuilt for your enjoyment in the summer of 1999 by PIT volunteers, the Youth Conservation Corps, and Forest Service employees.

Please help us preserve it for future generations.

Passport In Time, also known as PIT, is a volunteer archaeology program, inviting the public to share in the thrill of discovery through archaeological and historic research. Forest Service archaeologists and historians guide volunteers in activities ranging from archaeological excavation to historic building restoration. For more information contact: Passport In Time Clearinghouse (520) 722-2716 ~ www.swanet.org

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