VIEW WITH A ROOM

Backpacker - - VIEW WITH A ROOM -

The best back­coun­try huts of­fer more than an easy way to lighten your load. They have big views, wood-burn­ing stoves, beds, and, yes, some­times even a wait­staff. The best back­coun­try huts have it all— free­ing you up to fo­cus on the more im­por­tant things. Like all that wilder­ness out the back door.

BY WIL­LIAM M. ROCHFORT, JR.

Triplemint Peak dom­i­nates the view north­east of Mint Hut (sum­mit the 6,350-footer on an am­bi­tious, class 3 climb from the val­ley floor).

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