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    AMC Huts closed for the duration of 2020!

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    That will make water something people will have to be self-reliant for.
    Have fun & be safe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike P. View Post
    That will make water something people will have to be self-reliant for.
    The horror!

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    I imagine the huts will have a caretaker to make sure people aren't setting up tents on roofs.

    Search and rescue operations will not have the benefit of having numerous hut croo at treeline ready to volunteer. This may add time to the rescue, particularly to the often vital first responder on scene.
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    In one of the other threads there was discussion of the huts closing and the impact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike P. View Post
    That will make water something people will have to be self-reliant for.
    I would be much more concerned about lack of restroom access. I doubt many day hikers carry their own trowels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iAmKrzys View Post
    I would be much more concerned about lack of restroom access. I doubt many day hikers carry their own trowels.
    True, however, I know personally I've never had to use a trowel. I've made a mad dash up ahead to a privy on the AT before but part of the long ride to NH from CT or staying local in NH is that start someplace with a facility or drive by many. I have many pictures hiking in the rain so I don't know when to come in out of the rain, however, I remember the "go now because you can't go later & I ain't pulling over" lecture from my youth. Hauling scouts around, I've been the lecturer also.

    I know we'll all plan accordingly here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike P. View Post
    True, however, I know personally I've never had to use a trowel. I've made a mad dash up ahead to a privy on the AT before but part of the long ride to NH from CT or staying local in NH is that start someplace with a facility or drive by many. I have many pictures hiking in the rain so I don't know when to come in out of the rain, however, I remember the "go now because you can't go later & I ain't pulling over" lecture from my youth. Hauling scouts around, I've been the lecturer also.

    I know we'll all plan accordingly here.
    The vast majority of people I've hiked with (days hikes) try very hard to avoid pooping during a hike, making use of a Dunks or McDonald's bathroom on the way to the mountains. Hopefully people plan ahead, but I suspect that the areas near treeline will see a disproportional increase in TP sightings. I guess this will be an uncontrolled experiment if the hut's increase of use of an area outweighs their consolidation of use.
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    I have a physical copy of the Hut EIS from years ago where the impacts of the huts being closed outright versus being left in operation were laid out. Human waste management was identified as a significant issue that the huts would mitigate.

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    What about shelters and tent sites that have a caretaker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maineguy View Post
    What about shelters and tent sites that have a caretaker?
    Closed at least through 1 July. The AMC has been pretty good about sending out covid updates every couple of weeks and always updating at the same URL. They're also usually going far enough out that it's annoying if it's too pessimistic, but is good for planning.

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    Thanks for the Link
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJsName View Post
    The vast majority of people I've hiked with (days hikes) try very hard to avoid pooping during a hike, making use of a Dunks or McDonald's bathroom on the way to the mountains. Hopefully people plan ahead, but I suspect that the areas near treeline will see a disproportional increase in TP sightings. I guess this will be an uncontrolled experiment if the hut's increase of use of an area outweighs their consolidation of use.
    Making use of "Dunks" or McDonald's or other public bathrooms should probably be avoided.

    https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the...hem-avoid-them

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEO View Post
    Making use of "Dunks" or McDonald's or other public bathrooms should probably be avoided.
    On Thurday AM, Dunks and McDonalds were not allowing public use of their bathrooms. Ironically, we walked past the gate at Zealand and used the pit toilet there. Unlocked and Plenty of TP, clean. BYO hand sanitizer. No flushing, so the "aerosol effect" they speak of did not exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEO View Post
    Making use of "Dunks" or McDonald's or other public bathrooms should probably be avoided.

    https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the...hem-avoid-them

    This is great - thanks for sharing!
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