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Photo Gallery: Hut Keepers of New Hampshire's White Mountains

Head to the White Mountains and meet the AMC hut keepers in this photo gallery. (Photos by Anne Skidmore)

For more, read the story, "The Trail to Neverland."
  • Johannes Griesshammer packing in supplies.
  • Chelsea Alsofrom on cake duty.
  • Elizabeth Waste, on break in the kitchen.
  • Nick Anderson on the Gale River.
  • Luke Teschner preps a packboard.
  • The original Galehead Hut dates from 1932.
  • A booby-trapped oar hangs on Galehead's wall.
  • Hut master Katherine Siner on a downtime hike.
  • Galehead hutmaster Katherine Siner returns from South Twin mountain.
  • Johannes Griesshammer looking for loot.
  • Siner, Teschner, and Waste sing a Dixie Chicks tune to let guests know it's time for the communal meal.
  • Boots dry on the hut porch.
  • The kitchen crew bakes fresh bread daily, from scratch.
  • Underpaid, overcompensated: AMC hut caretakers (from left) Elizabeth Waste, David Kaplan, Chelsea Alsofrom, and Luke Teschner.
  • Cooking duty rotates between hut workers—here, Teschner starts prepping for beef stew at 8:30 a.m.
  • The hut staff often serves and entertains over 30 visitors at dinner.
  • Galehead hut was rebuilt in 2000.
Johannes Griesshammer packing in supplies.
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Johannes Griesshammer packing in supplies.

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