When you are hiking on the Appalachian Trail and it starts raining, it’s nice to know that somewhere up ahead there is a cozy shelter you can duck into. Luckily, there are more than 250 trailside shelters on the AT. Some of them almost 100 years old, and have just as much history as the trail itself. This episode examines the history of those shelters and the hiker hostels along the trail that have become much more than just cover from the rain. They've become a place for community along the trail. This episode was produced by Hayley Madl. It's hosted by Mills Kelly. Show notes available at greentunnel.rrchnm.org.