DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,530 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

A fairly heavily trafficked trail leading to what is now the oldest of the Appalachian Mountain Club's hut system. Bunk houses were updated several years ago and Clivas composting toilets added - reducing the hut's ecological footprint. The surrounding ramparts stand in silent testimony to landslides of a bygone era. There are two ponds - one for drinking, one for recreation. Each visit feels like coming back to see an old friend. Highly recommend this high hut adventure.