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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, interior
Red Hut, built by Rodolf Wigley, tourism pioneer and entrepreneur, c. 1916
Dolent Hut, Swiss Alpine Club. Photo courtesy Marcon Volken.
Roaring Stag Lodge II, originally built by a club, NZ Deerstalkers Association, over a period of four years.  Rebuilt by DOC in 2005.
Associated with the 1966-67 Freedom Walks on Milford Track
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.
Sutherlands Hut, built 1860's - a former boundary keepers hut
Blue Range Hut built by Masterton Tramping Club in 1958
Tarn Ridge Hut, 16 bunk replacement high mountain built by DOC
Frew Saddle Bivouac, two bunk bivvy built for NZ Forest Service deer cullers
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Where next?

We are curious about where people think would be good locations for a new hut systems in the USA.  If you have a  favorite site to nominate, fill out a contact form answering the questions about what may make it a suitable site.  This is a thought experiment to stimulate thinking, not a solicitation of proposals!

For a list of submissions received so far: (coming soon, if any are received!).

Suggested location and terrain. Include GPS coordinates if possible, using decimals only.*
Existing infrastructure (e.g. trail system, buildings, water, etc.)*
Why do you think this would make a good site for a hut system?*
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