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January 19, 2012
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Newest 10th Mountain Division Hut opens

The 10th Mountain Division Hut Association announces the opening of the 31st hut in the system of huts linking Aspen via high country routes through Eagle County to Breckenridge. The newest hut, the Point Breeze Cabin, is located at 10,500 feet just three-quarters of a mile from the trailhead on Tennessee Pass across Highway 24 from Ski Cooper.

Point Breeze is the second cabin on Tennessee Pass built and owned by Lee Rimel, a long time Eagle County local and steward of the area. Similar to the popular Continental Divide Cabin built in 2007 by Lee, the cabin sleeps eight, includes a complete kitchen with all utensils, three gas burners, a wood burning stove with an oven, and a outdoor gas grill. The cabin cost is $340 per night for the entire cabin.

Information on 10th Mountain Huts is available at www.huts.org or by calling (970) 925-5775. The website includes a page for each of the 31 huts with photos, detailed descriptions, hut history and information on trails, hut use and reservations.

The property the cabins are located on are two historic mining claims, the Iron Lode patented in 1890, the deed signed by President Benjamin Harrison and the Point Breeze Lode, patented in 1910, the deed signed by Theodore Roosevelt. Uniquely, the property straddles the Continental Divide and is surrounded by a National Forest Trail System including the Colorado Trail, the Continental Divide Trail and three winter cross-country ski and snow shoe trails, the Mitchell Loop, Treeline Trail and Powderhound Trail.

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The Summit Daily Updated Jan 19, 2012 04:36PM Published Jan 19, 2012 04:35PM Copyright 2012 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.