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

Featured Huts: A tale of two Mt Tahoma Huts by Sam Demas Two very different huts captured my fancy on a recent hut trip, so I decided to feature both: High Hut, the first Mt. Tahoma Trail Association (MTTA) hut, and Bruni’s Snow Bowl, recently rebuilt after a fire.   These huts are MTTA’s oldest and […]

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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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The Diverse Huts of the Swiss Alpine Club — essay by Marco Volken and Remo Kundert

  “The SAC huts are open to all and serve as a meeting place for a variety of outdoor enthusiasts. They are both objects of identification for members and an important infrastructure for alpine tourism.” This is how the Swiss Alpine Club summarizes the purpose of its huts in its 2006 hut regulations. But what […]

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How do huts operate? Lets find out: help us write “operational profiles”

A few people around the nation know a great deal about how hut systems operate.  But in the U.S. there is very little written about how hut systems are designed, built, and operated.  Almost nothing is known about the economics and demographics of hut systems.  And, other than the Colorado Hut and Yurt Alliance, there are no […]

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Book Review: Huts of the Swiss Alpine Club

The Huts of the Swiss Alpine Club by Marco Volken and Remo Kundert AS Verlag, 2013.  WOW.…a comprehensive view of the world’s premier hut-to-hut hiking systems! This is a luscious feast for trip planners, armchair trekkers, architecture mavens, and dreamers and designers of future hut systems in America and elsewhere! Take a taste right now: […]

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Colorado Hut and Yurt Alliance

Colorado is on a roll!  With about 130 huts and yurts statewide, the owners formed an alliance (the first of its kind in the USA) in 2014 to exchange information and explore common cause.  The alliance has developed a website and meets periodically to work towards increased visibility for the nation’s largest grouping of huts and […]

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New model emerging in Adirondacks

Planning is underway for an integrated trails and lodging system in the nation’s largest park and largest state-level protected area .  The Adirondack Community-based Trails and Lodging System (ACTLS) has received a $220,000 grant from the New York State Department of State, with funds provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund Act.  This grant will be matched […]

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