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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.

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.
Asbestos Hut, mining hut, 1914, for 36 years the home of two lovers who exiled themselves here to escape unhappy marriages.
Frew Saddle Bivouac, two bunk bivvy built for NZ Forest Service deer cullers
Associated with the 1966-67 Freedom Walks on Milford Track
Waipakihi Hut, Lockwood style architecture, NZ Forest Service
Blue Range Hut built by Masterton Tramping Club in 1958
Red Hut, built by Rodolf Wigley, tourism pioneer and entrepreneur, c. 1916
Sutherlands Hut, built 1860's - a former boundary keepers hut
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.
Tarn Ridge Hut, 16 bunk replacement high mountain built by DOC
Sutherlands Hut, interior
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Broome Hut Grand Huts Association

Grand Huts Association: $100,000 expansion grant

Congratulations!  According to an article in the SkyHiDaily News,  a major grant from private donors will help fund the second hut in The Grand Huts Association. Their first hut (the Broome Hut pictured here), which took 15 years to get permitted and built, was completed in 2012 at a cost of $400,000.  Located in a […]

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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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Mountain huts and yurts: Colorado Mechanical Survey Results

Note on Operations: By Mary Ann DeBoer, Spruce Hole Yurt Huts and yurts in Colorado and southern Wyoming offer everything from the luxurious to rustic in backcountry, off-the grid living.   A 2014 survey of 25 hut and yurt operators from the Colorado Hut and Yurt Alliance, highlights many creative solutions to the everyday problems of […]

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Part of the spectacular view between Blue Lake Hut and Ridgway Hut, worth taking the spur!

Trip Report: Hut to Hut Hiking in the San Juan Huts

Where: San Juan Huts, Ridgway, Colorado, http://sanjuanhuts.com Hiked the Sneffels Traverse in late August, from Last Dollar Hut to Silverton, staying in four huts. Amenities: The huts are basic, but comfortable. They have good cooking facilities, wood stove (which we didn’t need in August), nice areas for seating outside, and great outdoor settings. Trip description: […]

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