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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.

Sign of the Packhorse Hut, government built (1916) tourism and climbing hut, originally built as one of four backcountry teahouses.
Associated with the 1966-67 Freedom Walks on Milford Track
Sutherlands Hut, built 1860's - a former boundary keepers hut
Tarn Ridge Hut, 16 bunk replacement high mountain built by DOC
Waipakihi Hut, Lockwood style architecture, NZ Forest Service
Asbestos Hut, mining hut, 1914, for 36 years the home of two lovers who exiled themselves here to escape unhappy marriages.
Blue Range Hut built by Masterton Tramping Club in 1958
Red Hut, built by Rodolf Wigley, tourism pioneer and entrepreneur, c. 1916
Roaring Stag Lodge II, originally built by a club, NZ Deerstalkers Association, over a period of four years.  Rebuilt by DOC in 2005.
Dolent Hut, Swiss Alpine Club. Photo courtesy Marcon Volken.
Sutherlands Hut, interior
Broome Hut In Summer - D Maddox photo
Ivory Lake Hut, a science hut constructed to support a team of glaciologists and hydrologists studying this retreating glacier.
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Hut Map of the Americas

Hut-to-hut in the USA: situation and outlook

Hut to hut in the USA: situation and outlook by  Sam Demas and Wilson Josephson This is a preliminary overview of the 15 hut-to-hut systems in the USA.  There are a number of systems under development or expanding, and I’m hoping readers will tip me off to others that should be included.  Currently these 15 systems comprise 107 huts, yurts, and […]

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News: Oregon Bike-Hut Trail Planning

Oregon Bike Trail and Hut System in Planning Stages Travel Oregon is in the conceptual stage of planning a hut-to-hut single track biking system that they hope will eventually go from the Oregon/California border to the Oregon/Washington border. The initial planning involves coordination with the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the International Mountain […]

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