AMC’s Carter Notch Hut bears no resemblance today to the primitive, first-generation shelter erected in the 1880s between Wildcat Mountain and Carter Dome. A predecessor to the stone structure built in 1914, Carter Notch Camp provided early trampers in New Hampshire’s White Mountains with a scenic, if somewhat close to the bone, place to hang their hats. Unlike Lakes of the Clouds Hut, built as an emergency refuge in 1901, Carter Notch was erected because of its popularity as a campsite for hikers. Today Carter Notch Hut (returning to full-service for summer 2007) remains a popular mountain retreat for families and newcomers to the backcountry.
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