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PETITION to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy to preserve and continue maintenance of the RPH CABIN

posted Jan 5, 2017, 8:35 AM by Harald Fraude   [ updated Jan 5, 2017, 2:38 PM ]
Click on image.jpg below on our printable description for our PETITION to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy to preserve and continue maintenance of the RPH CABIN.  You can sign our online petition here by clicking here:  https://www.change.org/p/appalachian-trail-conservancy-save-the-rph-cabin-on-the-appalachian-trail-in-ny-from-being-demolished?recruiter=659896847&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

A Petition to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy to preserve and continue maintenance of the RPH Cabin:

The RPH Cabin has provided a unique destination for AT hikers over the past 30 years.  Residents of the township in which the RPH Cabin is located have raised issues regarding "on street parking" and suspected "illegal drug activity" at or nearby the Cabin.  In response, others emplyed in trail management organizations have suggested the RPH Cabin be demolished.  For the past 15+ years, the Ralph's Peak Hikers Cabin Volunteers Club a member of the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference have maintained the RPH Shelter and AT with good stewardship and care.  The RPH Shelter provides:
- six in-house bunks
- sheltered picnic table
- tent platforms
- well maintained privy and pump water supply
- access to nearby stores and pizza delivery to the site
In addition, the RPH Cabin Volunteers host a trail work weekend each year in July.  During this event, AT Thru-hikers are provided with three cooked meals a day while staying at the Cabin.  All these activities would be suspended if the Cabin should be demolished.  
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Harald Fraude,
Jan 5, 2017, 8:35 AM
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