Enjoyed all of those beautiful beaches but the mountains are where my heart is ❤️ feels good to be home. I can breath better at 12000 ft.
Thanks to @uhfch62 for taking such an amazing photo of the hut!
View of Buffalo Peaks wilderness from the top of Weston Pass.
Mt. Elbert from route to hut.
Dinner at Weston Pass Hut.
Everyone has a job at the hut.
Much needed escape to the mountains to watch @this_foodie_can_run race and jeep over #westonpass
A waterfall on the way to the hut.
On the way to Weston Pass Hut.
We just installed a new stove. This stove will put off more heat and is more efficient than the old Buck Stove that we had for the first two seasons.
When building the hut we used a dry stack method and insulated much of the hut by burying the walls. This simplified the construction process and decreased the ecological impact of the building. It also creates an aesthetic of a strong building deeply rooted into the mountain, which does not detract from the stunning natural scenery all around.
The person who first showed me what's beyond the concrete jungle came to visit me above treeline. #mom #windy #vaillive
This photo was taken when we were installing the sod roof. In total the roof consists of seven layers of material. The sod protects against weather and increases the R-Value of the hut.
Alpine tundra near the hut. Lots of flowers now.
When building the hut, we milled all of our beams from timber in Lake County. This is nearly a full load ready to make the trek up Weston Pass.