While the Appalachian Mountain Club has made the difficult decision to close their high huts hidden in the White Mountains, they hope to have their roadside lodges open by July first.  Chris Thayer, director of AMC’s Guided Outdoors says: “We’ll be navigating, you know, as we reopen our roadside lodges, Joe Dodge Lodge in Pinkham Notch, and the Highland Center in Crawford Notch we hope to open those by July first and the lead up to that as with any other enterprise organization, small business, large business, non-profit, everybody’ sort of  navigating the guidance that’s provided by  federal and state authorities and working judiciously on plans for reopening and in our case what that looks like come July first because what we know from this spring, you’ve seen that already, just the amount of interest in getting outdoors during this pandemic is still here, still in our region and certainly land managing partners and AMC and others have had to navigate that, towns as well in terms of that visitation and growth of visitation and we certainly don’t necessarily see that going away in summer time and the peak season.”

From their mission statement: “Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.”

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