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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.

Associated with the 1966-67 Freedom Walks on Milford Track
Red Hut, built by Rodolf Wigley, tourism pioneer and entrepreneur, c. 1916
Sutherlands Hut, built 1860's - a former boundary keepers hut
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.
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
Dolent Hut, Swiss Alpine Club. Photo courtesy Marcon Volken.
Broome Hut In Summer - D Maddox photo
Tarn Ridge Hut, 16 bunk replacement high mountain built by DOC
Sutherlands Hut, interior
Ivory Lake Hut, a science hut constructed to support a team of glaciologists and hydrologists studying this retreating glacier.
Waipakihi Hut, Lockwood style architecture, NZ Forest Service
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Julie Judkin’s Comparison of Trail Communities on AT and Pennine Way

Understanding Local Perceptions of Management and Values of Long Distance Trails: Summary of Masters Project, Duke University, 2015 By Julie Judkins,  Director of Education and Outreach, Appalachian Trail Conservancy Introduction Trails are built for connecting people to nature: an important first step of building conservation advocates. Long distance trails offer recreational opportunities, economic stimulus for […]

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Benton MacKaye

A “Classic of the Green Mountains”

A “Classic of the Green Mountains” Benton MacKaye’s 1900 Hike Inspires Appalachian Trail by Larry Anderson The Long Trail “is a project that will be logically extended,” forester and conservationist Benton MacKaye prophesied in his pathbreaking October 1921 article, “An Appalachian Trail: A Project in Regional Planning,” which appeared in the Journal of the American […]

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