High Huts of the White Mountains

Author: 
Reifsnyder, William E.
Year Published: 
1979

"My dad and I love to go to AMC huts and this book is my bible. I read it all the time, and bring i t with me when going to huts. Just be warned, if you are hiking on the gulfside trail from Madison Springs Hut to Lakes of the Clouds hut, the book says 4.5 hours. WRONG. The correct time is 9.5 hours.

Well, I think it's the only book ever written about the AMC's high huts in the White Mountains. And it is quite informative and useful if you plan to do a lot of hut hikes. The maps and short hike info definitely enhanced my hut trip.

But I would rather see something a little less blandly ""official"" and a little more ""behind the scenes."" I'd have appreciated more anecdotes about what goes on during those long summer days when the hut crews have spare time. I know that the crews famously play pranks on each other. And surely the advent of ""co-ed"" crews has resulted in some, eh, hanky panky? If there are such interesting stories, they are not in this book."

Review: 
4 of 5
Notes: 

Info and links refer to a newer edition

Format: 
Book
Type: 
Guide
Topic: 
Backpacking
Availability: 
Available