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SLIDE SHOW: Madison Spring Hut

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Members of the hut croo serve guests dinner.

Members of the hut croo serve guests dinner.

Photo/art by Jarrod McCabe

Madison Hut Croo climbing the hut circa 1930s.

Madison Hut Croo climbing the hut circa 1930s.

Photo/art by AMC Library & Archives

Directional marker carved in granite at Madison Spring Hut.

Directional marker carved in granite at Madison Spring Hut.

Photo/art by Jarrod McCabe

The recently renovated hut features solar panels and include the most up-to-date technology, a waterless toilet system and plenty of room for overnight guests.

The recently renovated hut features solar panels and include the most up-to-date technology, a waterless toilet system and plenty of room for overnight guests.

Photo/art by Jarrod McCabe

Hikers ascend Mount Madison above the treeline in 2011.

Hikers ascend Mount Madison above the treeline in 2011.

Photo/art by Jarrod McCabe

The hut croo prepares dinner for hikers staying overnight at Madison Hut.

The hut croo prepares dinner for hikers staying overnight at Madison Hut.

Photo/art by Jarrod McCabe

Madison Hut Dinner Croo.

Madison Hut Dinner Croo.

Photo/art by Jarrod McCabe

Hut croo member carrying vintage packboard with supplies.

Hut croo member carrying vintage packboard with supplies.

Photo/art by Jarrod McCabe

Summer 2011 Madison Hut croo.

Summer 2011 Madison Hut croo.

Photo/art by Jarrod McCabe

Original Madison Hut with addition, 1907.

Original Madison Hut with addition, 1907.

Photo/art by AMC Library & Archives

A hut croo member from the summer of 2011 hikes into Madison Spring hut with a packboard of supplies often weighing 60-90 pounds.  The croos are an integral part of the tradition and experience of the Appalachian Mountain Club huts.

A hut croo member from the summer of 2011 hikes into Madison Spring hut with a packboard of supplies often weighing 60-90 pounds. The croos are an integral part of the tradition and experience of the Appalachian Mountain Club huts.

Photo/art by Jarrod McCabe

Hut Croo member Raymond Bunker holding an empty packboard near Lake of the Clouds Hut, 1925.

Hut Croo member Raymond Bunker holding an empty packboard near Lake of the Clouds Hut, 1925.

Photo/art by AMC Library & Archives

Madison Spring Hut Croo 1927.

Madison Spring Hut Croo 1927.

Photo/art by AMC Library & Archives

Construction crew working on the hut in 1906.  Expansion and renovation have been part of the history of the hut system as interest has grown over the years.

Construction crew working on the hut in 1906. Expansion and renovation have been part of the history of the hut system as interest has grown over the years.

Photo/art by AMC Library & Archives

The newly renovated Madison Spring Hut on Mount Madison is surrounded by New Hampshire's majestic Presidential Range.

The newly renovated Madison Spring Hut on Mount Madison is surrounded by New Hampshire's majestic Presidential Range.

Photo/art by Jarrod McCabe

Madison Hut built in 1888 was 16.5 x 12.5 feet in size with two small windows and a small stove to provide heat.  Four bunks could accommodate hikers in all seasons.

Madison Hut built in 1888 was 16.5 x 12.5 feet in size with two small windows and a small stove to provide heat. Four bunks could accommodate hikers in all seasons.

Photo/art by AMC Library & Archives

Madison Spring Huts numbered 3 stone buildings in 1935 to accommodate the growing number of guests interested in this unique White Mountains experience.

Madison Spring Huts numbered 3 stone buildings in 1935 to accommodate the growing number of guests interested in this unique White Mountains experience.

Photo/art by AMC Library & Archives

Madison Spring Hut is the site of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s first high mountain hut, built in 1888. The following slideshow includes some of the AMC’s archival photographs as well as contemporary photographs of the present-day hut taken by contributing photographer, Jarrod McCabe.

Read more about the Appalachian Mountain Club’s hut on Mount Madison.

Learn more about the Appalachian Mountain Club’s huts.

See more of Jarrod McCabe’s photography.

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