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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

The reading nook / extra sleeping bench in our first hut, complete with mountain trim work.   We still have some work to do.     It's nearly March, and that means we only have a few more months before our first hut moves from its current location at...

Reflecting on South Pond

Reflecting on South Pond

The former South Pond cabin. Photo: The Trust for Public Land   Our executive director's thoughts on the recent tragedy at South Pond   It has been just over a week since we learned about the loss of the beautiful South Pond cabin in Chittenden. When I first...

2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in Review

An in-progress photo of our first hut’s construction at Yestermorrow.   This is definitely the most exciting (and lengthy!) update we've shared. We're entering the winter season with a ton of momentum, and you'll want to read on to learn the latest developments...

Hitting Our Stride

Hitting Our Stride

Progress is being made on our first hut. Conceptual designs are in the works.     Despite the wet weather we've been experiencing here in Vermont, there are a lot of new developments to share on the hut front. Read on to see what we've been up to the past...

Top 5 Summer Activities in Vermont

Top 5 Summer Activities in Vermont

Summer is here in the Green Mountain State, which means (mostly) cooperative weather that allows for opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. This gives me the perfect chance to share my favorite recreation spots in VT, and why they should be yours too.     1....

Climate Change and Winter Recreation in Vermont

Climate Change and Winter Recreation in Vermont

Are powder days like this becoming less frequent in Vermont?   As the last gasps of winter slowly transition to the warm breezes of spring, the remaining piles of snow will melt away to reveal the mess that is mud season in Vermont. April is a bittersweet time...

Why Cabins Matter

Why Cabins Matter

Let’s face it: the digital age has taken over. We know that the average American checks their phone 47 times per day (that number nearly doubles for 18 – 24 year olds), one of every five pages on the Internet is on Facebook, and this cat video has more video views than there were attendees at President Trump’s inauguration ceremony.

A Holiday Update from Vermont Huts

A Holiday Update from Vermont Huts

  Season’s Greetings   As 2016 comes to a close, winter in Vermont is in full swing. December has given us abundant levels of snow, and the long-term forecast continues to look quite favorable. The backcountry is filling in, and our pursuits will soon bring...

The Best Huts in the World?

The Best Huts in the World?

What we can learn from Switzerland   Last month my wife and I had the good fortune of traveling to Switzerland for our honeymoon.  We are middle class folks, so we knew our lodging options needed to be reasonably priced.  Our plans included numerous hikes, a few...