Built and operated by the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Lakes of the Clouds hut is part of a network of huts (there are eight in all) that stretch along the Presidential Range. The huts were initially designed for through hikers who are traveling along the Appalachian Trail (the AT runs through the Presidential Range on its way to Maine), but today the huts welcome all hikers. The Lakes of the Clouds hut has a capacity of 90 people, and it's almost always full.
(Photos and story by T.S. Amarasiriwardena/Boston.com Staff)