A gnarly trail route linking all eight AMC Huts

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Description

Running west from Carter Notch Hut to the Lonesome Lake Hut, the White Mountains Hut traverse links all eight AMC huts along the route.

Popular among the crews that work the huts, the traverse is steeped in tradition.

Fast trips on the route go back as far as the 1930s.

Taking on the full traverse is not for the faint-hearted, however.

Even on the sections below the tree line, the rocky terrain is technical and tough.

Stunning views are the reward, together with the friendly welcome offered at each of the eight AMC Huts en route.

Former hut kid turned elite trail runner Katie Shide set a new women's FKT for the route in July 2019, running the almost 80 km (50 miles) and over 4000 m (14,000 feet) of elevation in 12h 23m 6s.

The story of her run is documented at on-running.com/katie.