I have poked around this old "homesite" on Turkey Mountain a few times looking for a micro-geocache, and have yet to find it. It could be anywhere---under a rock, stuck to the back side of a piece of tin, hanging in a tree, or it could be gone.
Back to the collapsed shelter (which from now on, I'll refer to as a moonshine camp.) There are bits and pieces of still parts laying around. And, one end of the shelter has an rock and earthen wall bnuilt that might have been one side of the furnace.
A quick Google search brings up many recipes for the do-it-yourself Moonshiners. This seems like a good recipe for Moonshine. Anyone wanna brew up a batch? I'll be your taster.
My sources who seemed to confirm my notion that this was a moonshine factory were purposely vague, as if they knew more than they were saying. One of them did mention an old man who lived out there and probably had his hand in that. But when I asked about him, they cut me off and would say no more. It seemed like I overstepped my boundaries by asking, and I have not talked to them since--but I wonder if I know who this man is?