What a treat to spend the day bagging peaks and logging miles knowing that a warm mealand lodging was waiting at the top. We could drop off our packs, eat a little lunch and then go for a run over the summit of Mt Monroe without any gear. The views from the hut were spectacular. The hut "croo" was incredibly friendly, outgoing and especially helpful with hike planning and weather updates. It's expensive but in my opinion it's absolutely worth it. The expense goes to paying the "croo" and the helicopters that pack in all the supplies. Any extra funds go to supporting the AMC which maintains some really amazing trails.