By Kim Nilsen
Everyone is familiar with the AMC’s high huts in the White Mountains and many have dropped in on the Randolph Mountain Club’s huts 3,000-plus vertical feet above Route 2 in the northern Presis. In Colorado, the 10th Mountain Division hut system stretches across the state. In Europe, of course, high mountain huts and hostels are a continental treasure.
And the Cohos Trail? Could there be a hiker hut in the mighty CT’s future? If so, what stones would we have to look under to raise the dollars, formalize a plan, galvanize volunteers, and tell the world?
Let’s drop back 25 years, when the concept of the Cohos Trail was little more than a few maps on a floor and pipe dream smoke…
An early hiker hostel concept, by Kim Nilsen