Carter Notch Hut

Carri and Jackson were on a first-name basis with the Presidentials. When others were bragging about summiting Washington, they said, “Oh, you mean George?” They were in a hiking rut. Friends kept talking about a legendary land where Wildcats roam and massive boulders are strewn like pebbles deep in the cleft of a secluded notch….

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Back when a dollar went a lot further than it does today, an overnight stay at AMC’s Carter Notch Hut would run you 75 cents. That was a century ago, and while the Consumer Price Index has since seen more hikes than a chapter trip leader, one could argue that the value of a visit…

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AMC White Mountain Huts are a prime example of high mountain hospitality: hearty meals to fuel the soul; accommodating hut croos teeming with mountain knowledge and boundless energy; and picture-postcard scenery as far as the eye can see. Come along as a few members from the 2014 hut croo share their stories and explain why…

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The glaciers that carved Carter Notch between Wildcat Mountain and the Carter Range left several landmarks behind. A jagged boulder field—”The Ramparts”—covers much of the notch, and two tarns hold cool, clear pools. AMC chose these shores for its second hut a century ago. Using native stone, a crew built an approximate replica of the…

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Carter Notch Hut—the oldest of AMC’s eight high-mountain huts—is a destination fit for all walks of life. For the past 100 years Carter Notch Hut has seen it all: family traditions spanning generations; first-time overnight visitors eager for a taste of the wild; ambitious peak-baggers seeking claim to the nearby Wildcat and Carter Ranges. This…

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What’s the first thing you do when you arrive at an AMC hut? How many pounds of food and supplies do croo members pack in? What’s your favorite hut meal? Can you name all eight AMC Huts? In celebration of 125 years of high mountain hospitality in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, we hit the trails…

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AMC White Mountain Huts are full of life once again this summer with a multi-talented hut croo ever-ready to provide guests with the best meals, visitor education, and laugh-out-loud skits. In this video, 2013 hut croo members share their stories about hut life and the unique guest experience one receives upon a visit to AMC’s…

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Since the construction of Madison Spring Hut in 1888, AMC’s huts have welcomed thousands of guests to the White Mountains. Take a quick stroll through a century and a quarter of hospitality in high places with this video, then join the celebration by visiting our Huts 125th Anniversary page.

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Animals have a long history at AMC’s huts. Longtime Huts Manager Joe Dodge famously employed burros to haul building supplies into the mountains. And for two years in the early 1950s, a croo member’s two ducks summered at Greenleaf. They spent most of their time in Eagle Lake, and waddled up to the hut at…

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The hut season has begun, and AMC’s hut staff (known as the “croo”) is ready to welcome you to the White Mountains for another summer of delicious meals, silly skits, and informative natural history talks. Meet a few of the 2012 hut croo in the following video (edited by Anders Nordblom, former croo member at…

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