Recently, IAT member, Roger Gilmore, and his family hiked in to the IAT Katahdin Brook campsite. A generous donation from the Gilmore family helped fund the lean-to located at the campsite. Roger was very moved when he saw the dedication plaque mounted in the lean-to. The plaque reads “The Katahdin Brook Lean-to was made possible by the generosity of Katahdin Log Homes and the family of Roger Gilmore, a life-long lover of the Appalachian Trail and the International Appalachian Trail.”
Roger participated in many work trips on the IAT during the early days. He helped locate the trail up the backside of Deasey and helped build some of the IAT’s campsites. He is a great outdoors person and spends much of his time hiking and enjoying the environment.
The IAT organization is very grateful to the Gilmores for their contribution that helped fund this campsite as a memorial to Roger’s great love of all trails.