Curt Finney

Curt Finney grew up exploring Pennsylvania’s abundance of state parks. He and his father joined the ATC in 1989 and began maintaining the Tumbling Run Shelters in 1991. Curt and his wife Tawnya are still enthusiastic lovers of the outdoors and remain the devoted maintainers at Tumbling Run. Many AT hikers will have met Curt, Tawnya, and their dog Mocha at the shelters over the years. Sadly, Mocha passed away in December 2021 at the age of 13.

March 4, 2022

Give Me Shelter

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.