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    The new AMC Outdoors magazine was in my mailbox today with a short article about Mount Washington's snow rangers. A photo of the old Hermit Lake shelter caught my eye.

    Does anybody know more about this shelter? Where was it located? Are there any more photos?

    Maybe its the tele-photo lens talking but it looks like its right at the base of the Little Headwall.
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    When was the "new" cabin built? I was involved in an accident on Lion's Head in the late 1950's (I think). When we ran (and I mean ran) down Lions Head trail we did not have far to head up to Ho Jo's to get the ranger and radio for help and a Dr. We hit the Tucks trail - turned right - and the shelter was not far up the trail. It may be the current shelter was there in the late 1950's.
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    This photo looked like 1930's.
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    HoJos, or the Tuckerman Ravine Warming Hut, shown in the latest AMC Outdoors, was owned by the WMNF and run by the AMC. The old building was there when I was working on the Snow Ranger's building about 1963 and the AMC was providing meals for the work crew who were sleeping in a small quonset hut. If I recall there was a propane leak that caused the explosion that destroyed HoJos somewhere around 1970. The new AMC building was built on the same spot.

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    If the current building was built around 1970 then it is certainly the same spot. I have AMC Guide Books from the early 1960's and Ho Jo's is commented as being the same location.
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    Must have been smaller trees and a big lens that made it look so much closer to the Ravine.
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    Does anyone have a picture of the old cabin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    Does anyone have a picture of the old cabin?
    Here's the article.

    The only picture they left out of the online version was the old Hermit Lake Shelter.
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