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Frew Saddle Bivouac, two bunk bivvy built for NZ Forest Service deer cullers
Sutherlands Hut, built 1860's - a former boundary keepers hut
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.
Broome Hut In Summer - D Maddox photo
Red Hut, built by Rodolf Wigley, tourism pioneer and entrepreneur, c. 1916
Sign of the Packhorse Hut, government built (1916) tourism and climbing hut, originally built as one of four backcountry teahouses.
Roaring Stag Lodge II, originally built by a club, NZ Deerstalkers Association, over a period of four years.  Rebuilt by DOC in 2005.
Sutherlands Hut, interior
Dolent Hut, Swiss Alpine Club. Photo courtesy Marcon Volken.
Blue Range Hut built by Masterton Tramping Club in 1958
Associated with the 1966-67 Freedom Walks on Milford Track
Ivory Lake Hut, a science hut constructed to support a team of glaciologists and hydrologists studying this retreating glacier.
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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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How the Methow Valley became a lodging and trails hub

How the Methow Valley become a world-class lodging and trails hub By Sam Demas With fabulous ski terrain and a great climate, Winthrop, WA on the east slope of the North Cascades, became a mecca for winter sports enthusiasts in the 1970’s.   Attracted by the consistent snow cover, great climate, and stunning natural beauty, young people […]

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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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Founder Profile: Fritz Benedict 10th Mountain Division

Frederick “Fritz” Allen Benedict, 1914 – 1995, founded the 10th Mountain Division Hut in the early 1980’s.  It has grown into the largest hut system in the USA.  His vision, energy and experience were key ingredients in this remarkable story.  It is in part a tale of a young man’s formative dreams coming after a lifetime […]

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