An overview of hut systems in USA and around the world, which includes a wide range of accommodations systems such as shelters, yurts, platform tents, inns and B&B's, hostels, and mountain huts of every size and kind.
10:30 am (Pacific Standard Time)
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This presentation includes pictures and explanations of the different kinds of hut systems in different parts of the world, particularly in mountains, and abroad in rural front-country and on blueways. The term “huts” includes a wide range of accommodations systems such as shelters, huts, yurts, platform tents, pods, inns and B&B's, hostels, and mountain huts of various sizes and levels of amenities.
Focus will be on where and why these hut systems exist, and how they operate. Presentation is for people at all levels of expertise. Trails with are primarily dirt/natural surface often improved with standard trail construction techniques. However, some hut/trail systems use country roads for part of the journey, depending on access restrictions.
Most hut systems are optimized for skiing and/or hiking, but some also accommodate biking.
Sam Demas is an independent researcher focusing on environmentally sensitive food and shelter systems for long distance human-powered travelers. He is the editor, and at this point, the primary researcher and writer for hut2hut.info.
1. Selected articles and content areas from Hut2Hut.info referred to in webinar:
2. Hut Systems in USA all have web sites that are easy to find, such as:
3. Planning documents for Adirondacks Hamlets to Huts:
4. Selected links for sites in other nations:
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