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

Back Country Hut Company

Backcountry Hut Company: Architectural Design & Business Model

Backcountry Hut Company: Architectural Design & Business Model by Sam Demas, October 12, 2016; All photos courtesy Backcountry Hut Company The Canadian company Backcountry Hut Company (BHC) has completed its design and has constructed a prototype for a pre-fabricated, modular hut system. The design is optimized for alpine and other outdoor clubs, lodge operators, and also […]

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Yosemite High Sierra Camps Trip Report

                           YOSEMITE HIGH SIERRA CAMPS — AUGUST 2016 By Rachael Swift I recently completed a 6 day, 5 night ranger-guided group hut-to-hut hike to four of the Yosemite High Sierra Camps.  I was accompanied by my husband Bill and our 23 year old son Tom. We started at Tuolumne Meadows Lodge and from there hiked to […]

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Hut Log Books: illustrations from AMC huts

“The Art of the Huts” is a fun article by Roger Sheffer, reprinted with permission from Appalachia, June 2000.  I enjoy perusing hut log books.  While they mostly contain fairly banal expressions of appreciation of the hut experience, some are very clever and others are quite moving.  And occasionally there are some wonderful illustrations.  Roger Sheffer compiled some illustrations […]

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Grand Huts Association: $100,000 expansion grant

Congratulations!  According to an article in the SkyHiDaily News,  a major grant from private donors will help fund the second hut in The Grand Huts Association. Their first hut (the Broome Hut pictured here), which took 15 years to get permitted and built, was completed in 2012 at a cost of $400,000.  Located in a […]

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Book Review: “The Hut Builder”, by Laurence Fearnley

Published by Penguin Books New Zealand, 2010 With 950 huts in a nation the size of Oregon, huts are a vital part of New Zealand’s landscape and imagination.  What I loved most about this novel, in addition to this it’s sensitive portrayal of the life story of a quiet poet-butcher named Boden Black, was an even quieter […]

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Alpine huts for Scotland? News of a possible pilot project…

Is Scotland missing out on a key mountain tourism niche? The Ramblers in Scotland think this may be true, and are proposing a pilot project to test this assumption. While the Scots have “Bothies” — unimproved  backpacker shelters — European-style huts are not part of the accommodations infrastructure for walkers in Scotland, Wales, England.  They […]

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Outdoor Society argues for more huts in USA

Mathias Eichler, outdoors advocate and editor of the Outdoor Society blog, grew up in the foothills of the Alps.  He can’t understand why there are not more huts in USA, his beloved adopted land.  He is a great fan of our National Parks and advocate for recreational use of public land. {Featured image courtesy Mathias […]

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Leyton Jump, High Hut Manager. Photo coutesy Karly Siroky,

Mt. Tahoma — High Hut and MTTA Notes on History and Operations

High Hut Trail Guide Excerpts Notes kindly compiled by Leyton Jump, Manager of High Hut, Mt. Tahoma Trails Association OUR MISSION 2005 The Mt. Tahoma Trails Association operates and manages for public use a year-round hut-to-hut trail system adjacent to the slopes of Mt. Rainier, offering trail users of differing skill levels and economic backgrounds […]

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Part of the spectacular view between Blue Lake Hut and Ridgway Hut, worth taking the spur!

Trip Report: Hut to Hut Hiking in the San Juan Huts

Where: San Juan Huts, Ridgway, Colorado, http://sanjuanhuts.com Hiked the Sneffels Traverse in late August, from Last Dollar Hut to Silverton, staying in four huts. Amenities: The huts are basic, but comfortable. They have good cooking facilities, wood stove (which we didn’t need in August), nice areas for seating outside, and great outdoor settings. Trip description: […]

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