mountain hut

2015 | cascade mountains, wa

A mountain hut is a type of lodge or rustic hotel intended for use as an overnight shelter for hikers, skiers, and mountaineers. The hut is often one of many similar structures located along a popular route through the mountains, serving as a stopover for people traveling a long distance over several days or weeks. The hut can also be used as a base camp for daily expeditions, and, if it is close enough to the trailhead, it can be a celebrated destination for lunch. There is a rich tradition of mountain huts in many parts of the world, some of which are remarkable structures offering comfortable beds and delicious food to outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.