Visited the 10th
Mountain Division Margy’s Hut yesterday, doing
some photography and whatnot for Jaywalker
Lodge website (they’re using the 10th Huts for their outdoor
program). Located just below timberline in Colorado’s stupendous
Sawatch mountains, Margy’s is best known as a backcountry skiing
destination, but it is open in the summer and highly recommended.
You can drive to within a few hundred feet of the hut and use it
as a base camp for mountain biking or wilderness hiking — or chain
the hut with a few others in the system and do a long bicycle or
horse trip through the Sawatch.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.