Lofty, cool, and breezy the historical stone building housing Mountain
Crossings @ Walasi-Yi (prun: Wa La See Yee) was built by the Civilian
Conservation Corps beginning in 1934. The facility was completed in
1937, incidentally the same year in which the Appalachian Trail was
completed. The A.T. itself passes through the building, marking the only
covered portion of the trail's 2100 plus miles.
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 are well versed in hiking this trail, the
combined experience of this team exceeds 100,000 miles on the
Appalachian Trail. Over the past 27 years Mountain Crossings has helped
outdoor manufacturers design product for the long distance hiker. "We
sit in the aorta, of the hiking world and see much more clearly what
simply works and what doesn't." says owner Winton Porter
the past seven decades Mountain Crossings has become an important part
of the Appalachian Trail history. 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 @ Walasi-Yi
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.
Call: 1- 706-745-6095.
Store Hours 8:30am to 7:00pm everyday