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Exploring the world of trails, huts and other shelter systems (e.g. inns, B&B's, hostels, cabins, yurts, tents, pods, tree houses, caves, etc.) supporting long distance walkers & skiers → how they operate around the world → honoring & learning from the people who start & operate them → building international community and conversation → towards a sustainable, environmentally sensitive outdoor accommodations & education infrastructure for USA → all in service to cultivating environmental education and a broad-based ethos of biophilia through immersive experiences in the natural world.

Ivory Lake Hut, a science hut constructed to support a team of glaciologists and hydrologists studying this retreating glacier.
Blue Range Hut built by Masterton Tramping Club in 1958
Roaring Stag Lodge II, originally built by a club, NZ Deerstalkers Association, over a period of four years.  Rebuilt by DOC in 2005.
Waipakihi Hut, Lockwood style architecture, NZ Forest Service
Associated with the 1966-67 Freedom Walks on Milford Track
Sign of the Packhorse Hut, government built (1916) tourism and climbing hut, originally built as one of four backcountry teahouses.
Broome Hut In Summer - D Maddox photo
Frew Saddle Bivouac, two bunk bivvy built for NZ Forest Service deer cullers
Tarn Ridge Hut, 16 bunk replacement high mountain built by DOC
Asbestos Hut, mining hut, 1914, for 36 years the home of two lovers who exiled themselves here to escape unhappy marriages.
Dolent Hut, Swiss Alpine Club. Photo courtesy Marcon Volken.
Red Hut, built by Rodolf Wigley, tourism pioneer and entrepreneur, c. 1916
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Archive | Environmental impacts/mitigations

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Sean Byrne: Wicklow Way farmer, host, & advocate

The Byrne family has farmed in the Wicklow hills, along the Wicklow Way, for five generations. As a teen Sean helped out just down the road at a guest-house catering to hunters and fishermen on the beautiful Lough Dan. He also worked for his neighbors, the Guinness family, on their estate on the sublime Lough […]

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More hut-to-hut hiking in USA? Part 2: Challenges

by Sam Demas Creating more opportunities for people to use huts to support long distance hiking, biking, skiing is a complex undertaking.  If not done well, the potential for doing environmental harm is as great as the potential for doing educational and recreational good. Part 1 of this article outlined the potential benefits. Part 2 […]

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(c) Marco Volken

Book Review: New Monte Rosa Hut Swiss Alpine Club

Review by Sam Demas; for pictures of Monte Rosa Hut, see photo gallery Hut design is a prized architectural specialty in Switzerland, and this book is a prism through which to view this specialty — as well as to learn about the remarkable New Monte Rosa Hut.   This beautifully produced book comprises 6 thoughtful introductory essays providing historical and architectural […]

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“Leaving only footsteps? Think Again” NYTimes opinion piece

Take note of interesting opinion piece “Leaving only footprints? Think Again” reporting on research the impact of walking on wildlife.  Published as an  opinion piece in the New York Times on February 15, 2015 by Christopher Solomon, this piece will make you think again about the impact of humans in the wilderness.  

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