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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.

Sutherlands Hut, built 1860's - a former boundary keepers hut
Broome Hut In Summer - D Maddox photo
Red Hut, built by Rodolf Wigley, tourism pioneer and entrepreneur, c. 1916
Dolent Hut, Swiss Alpine Club. Photo courtesy Marcon Volken.
Asbestos Hut, mining hut, 1914, for 36 years the home of two lovers who exiled themselves here to escape unhappy marriages.
Ivory Lake Hut, a science hut constructed to support a team of glaciologists and hydrologists studying this retreating glacier.
Tarn Ridge Hut, 16 bunk replacement high mountain built by DOC
Blue Range Hut built by Masterton Tramping Club in 1958
Sutherlands Hut, interior
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New Zealand Huts

Shelter from the Storm – Introduction to a book about history of New Zealand Huts

Below is a reprint of the “Introduction” to the book:  Shelter From The Storm: The Story of New Zealand’s Backcountry Huts 2012, Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, NZ. Text and most photographs by Shaun Barnett, Rob Brown, and Geoff Spearpoint. Embedded below is the 14 page, beautifully illustrated “Introduction”, by Shaun Barnett, to the remarkable book […]

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Book review: “Walking Distance” by Robert and Martha Manning

Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People, by Robert and Martha Manning, Oregon State University Press, 2013 The message of this beautiful, intelligent, and highly readable book is: long distance walking is within the walking distance of ordinary folks.  Walking Distance makes the unique and primeval pleasures of long distance walking seem accessible to the […]

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