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The rooms are simple, the scenery is astounding: explore AMC's White Mountain huts

Eight huts a day's hike apart - and serving breakfast and dinner - make exploring the mountain range more enjoyable

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Find Greenleaf Hut, run by the Appalachian Mountain Club, on Mount Lafayette in the Franconia range of the White Mountains.

Herb Swanson

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Galehead is AMC’s must remote high hut, it’s eight kilometres from the closest trailhead and over 11 kilometres from the nearest hut

Lori Duff/Concord Monitor

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Galehead’s porch lets hikers enjoy grand views overlooking the Pemigewasset wilderness backcountry.

Lori Duff/Concord Monitor

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Spruce and fir surround Mizpah Spring Hut (1,151 metre elevation), but a 30 minute hike takes you above the treeline for a view.

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A staffer sets the table at Mizpah for the hut’s family style dinner.

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While hikers refuel with hearty, homemade meals, they share stories about their day in the mountains.

Lori Duff

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Don’t head into the White Mountains unless you’re fully prepared. Three major weather systems converge on the area.

Catherine Dawson March/The Globe and Mail

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In the White Mountains you may be walking through the clouds one minute, then stunned by grand views the next.

Catherine Dawson March

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