lean-to


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lean-to

1. a roof that has a single slope with its upper edge adjoining a wall or building
2. a shed or outbuilding with such a roof

Lean-to

A shed or building having a single pitched roof, with its highest end against an adjoining wall or building.

lean-to

[′lēn‚tü]
(building construction)
A single-pitched roof whose summit is supported by the wall of a higher structure.

lean-to

lean-to
A small extension to a building with a roof (having but one slope) whose supports lean against the building.
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Delucia recollects that as he organized increasingly difficult projects, he was pleased to see that "volunteers stepped up to lend a hand." He originally thought they'd be able to repair five lean-tos or maybe a few more in his lifetime; three-and-a-half years later, the group had worked on all 37 lean-tos in DEC's Region 6.
At that time, there were 155 lean-tos in the Adirondack Park.
As organizations like Lean2Rescue restore, rebuild and add more lean-tos to the Park, ADK's Adopt-a-Lean-to program will continue to expand.
If you are interested in learning more about lean-tos and how you can help restore, rebuild and maintain them, you can visit the following sites: www.adk.org/adk-adopt-lean-to-progra/ and www.lean2rescue.org/.
Authors' Note: Backcountiy lean-tos also provide shelter to hikers and backpackers in the Catskill Park.
For us, the lean-tos at Puffer Pond added a nice dimension to our trip, providing much needed shelter from a cold winter's night.
Log lean-tos have been a part of New York's wilderness landscape for many years.
Lean2Rescue is a group of campers, hikers, hunters, skiers, paddlers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who have restored, rehabilitated and rescued more than 30 lean-tos to date.
Contact your local DEC office (www.dec.ny.gov/abouti50230.html) to find out more about New York's lean-tos (including locations and rules for using).
Lean-tos are as much a part of the Adirondacks as Great Camps and guide boats.
New York has more than 250 lean-tos located along back country trails and waterways.
"Any bear that will come into a lean-to and drag a pack over you isn't going to be scared by you jumping up and saying, `Boo!' I saved your life by not waking you up."