Shelter:Iron Mountain

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Shelter Iron Mountain
Capacity 6 People
Privy No
Trail Head Distance N 4.6 Miles
Trail Head Distance S 11.2 Miles
Elevation 4,125 Feet
Latitude {{#lat_deg2dms: 36.43532}}
Longitude {{#long_deg2dms: -81.99111}}
Nearest Medical Mountain City, TN
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Description[edit]

Basic three-sided concrete-block/ metal roof shelter with open front and wooden sleeping platform.

Location[edit]

As the name implies, along the crest of Iron Mountain right by the AT along the section between Wilbur Dam Rd and TN91.

Water[edit]

Water available 0.2 mile south of the shelter.

Maintenance History[edit]

  • Oct 2017: Installed framing under sleeping platform then covered with hardware cloth.
  • 1992: Caulked around nails and under ridge cap.
  • Oct 1991: Replaced rafters and laths, and installed new corrugated galvanized steel roof on front, and new heavy duty corrugated galvanized steel roof on back. Painted entire shelter. A picnic table was installed.
  • 1960: Built by US Forest Service.

Photo Gallery[edit]

Shelter name Section Trail distance from Damascus
Abingdon Gap Shelter US421 to Damascus 10.2
McQueens Knob Shelter (emergency shelter) US421 to Damascus 11.7
Double Springs Shelter TN91 to US421 18.5
Iron Mountain Shelter Wilbur Dam Rd to TN91 26.1
Vandeventer Shelter Wilbur Dam Rd to TN91 32.9
Watauga Lake Shelter Dennis Cove Rd to Wilbur Dam Rd 40.1
Laurel Fork Shelter Dennis Cove Rd to Wilbur Dam Rd 48.7
Moreland Gap Shelter US19E to Dennis Cove Rd 57.3
Mountaineer Falls Shelter US19E to Dennis Cove Rd 66.9
Overmountain Shelter (Yellow Mountain Barn) Carver's Gap to US19E 84.9
Stan Murray Shelter Carver's Gap to US19E 86.8
Roan High Knob Shelter Iron Mountain Gap to Carver's Gap 92.0
Clyde Smith Shelter Iron Mountain Gap to Carver's Gap 100.5
Cherry Gap Shelter Indian Grave Gap to Iron Mountain Gap 109.6
Curley Maple Gap Shelter Nolichucky River to Indian Grave Gap 122.4
No Business Knob Shelter Spivey Gap to Nolichucky River 132.9

Per the 2016 AT Data Book.