[Tagging] Wilderness huts

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 31 14:30:48 UTC 2014

Well, what is the difference between a mountain, alpine or wilderness hut ?

Think much more important than the name and its surrounding are the
available facilities, capacity and equipment.

Rather than splitting the types by name I would prefer to get
information about how useful the hut is for my needs.

Cheers fly

On 31.03.2014 12:53, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2014-03-31 5:14 GMT+02:00 Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com
> <mailto:daveswarthout at gmail.com>>:
>     I am proposing adding the words "typically not accessible from the
>     highway system" to the definition for wilderness_hut in the Map
>     Features; Tourism section. Currently it says: "A remote building
>     with fireplace intended to provide shelter and sleeping accommodation."
> "typically not accessible from the highway system" is fine for me if you
> read "highway" to exclude tracks. If you travel by tractor, enduro
> motorbike or Jeep you might be able to access many wilderness huts also
> with motorized vehicles.
>     Also I think the term fireplace is too restrictive. I would propose
>     "usually equipped with a heat source of some type"
> On the other hand there are wilderness huts where "fireplace" is to take
> literally (there is a circle of stones in front of it, where you can
> light a fire, but there is no "heatsource" in the hut, you will have to
> collect wood in the surroundings. We should take care not to exclude
> those places. The main feature of a wilderness hut is IMHO a dry
> shelter, i.e. a place where you can stay the night in relative security,
> protected from the weather and wild animals.

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