Lofty, cool, and breezy the historical stone building housing Mountain Crossings is called the Walasi-Yi Interpretive Center ("Wa La See Yee"). It was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps who started construction in 1934 and finished in 1937, incidentally the same year the Appalachian Trail was completed. The center served as a dining hall and an inn until the mid sixties. After nearly being torn down in the 1970s some locals worked to preserve this historic building. Finally in 1983 it was reborn as Mountain Crossings, the outdoor retailer and Appalachian Trail gift store that it still is today. The A.T. itself passes through the building, marking the only covered portion of the trail's 2100 plus miles.

Every year Mountain Crossings serves over 2000 hikers on their way to Maine. The staff evaluate over 500 packs each year and ship back over 9000 lbs of gear from the store. The personalized service and the spirit of the store and staff can be felt from the moment you enter the store. Mountain Crossings staff know their stuff. The combined experience of our team exceeds 15,000 miles on the Appalachian Trail. Since 1983 Mountain Crossings has helped many a hiker and even helped develop some gear.

Over the past seven decades the Walasi-Yi interpretive center has become an important part of the Appalachian Trail history and we are proud to carry on that tradition with Mountain Crossings. The store recently changed hands for the second time in thirty years. To learn a bit about the new owners Georgeanna and Logan Seamon on our blog click here. We invite anyone who has imagined the dream of hiking the A.T. to come and enjoy the view, people, music, gifts, gear and gab at one of the most unforgettable places on the trail.

Mountain Crossings will take appointments with anyone wanting help in preparing for their next thru-hike, section hike, or weekend trip on the Appalachian Trail.

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Call: (706)-745-6095
Email: George AT mountaincrossings.org

Store Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am to 5:00 and Friday-Sunday 8:30-6:00 (Hours can change from time to time)

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A nice night behind Mountain Crossings
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