Huts and Shelters

AMC Greenleaf Hut, Mt Lafayette

I’ve slept in a lot of huts and hiking shelters, but no matter how humble or beat up they are, they’re always a great comfort at the end of a long day of hiking. When I was getting back into backpacking a …

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Trail Signs

Tuckerman Ravine, Mt Washington

When I go on big hikes, I often take pictures of trail signs so I can remember where I was when I go back and look at the sequence of photos I shot. I’ve never really paid that much attention to them, …

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Zealand Falls Hut

Zealand Hut

The Zealand Falls Hut is one of the easiest Appalachian Mountain Club huts to walk into, making it very popular with families and young children, and in summer it’s an easy 2.8 mile walk from the upper Zealand Road parking lot. Built …

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Rothiemurchus by Helen Fisher

Pass through the ancient Rothiemurchus Caledonian pine forest

The clearest way into the Universe is through a Forest Wilderness. — John Muir A great highlight for me during the time I spent in Scotland at the end of February with Kim, was spending some time in Rothiemurchus. We’d arrived there after …

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Screw Auger Falls, Grafton Notch

Grafton Notch

Last September I spent an evening in Grafton Notch along the Maine section of The Appalachian Trail. If you’ve never visited Grafton Notch, you owe yourself a visit. It’s a remote and wild mountain pass at the northeastern end of the Mahoosic …

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