|Taylor "Opa" Hut|
The hut will be know as Opa's Taylor Hut (Opa in German means Grandpa), as most of the folks who knew Alfred Braun affectionately called him "Opa" during his time in Aspen. While Alfred had an entire hut system named after him, there was never an actual hut referenced to him....now there appropriately is!
The hut was built into the hill side and designed by Al Beyer from Aspen and was constructed by Rutgers Construction, also of Aspen. They completed the hut in just one Summer and did an amazingly tight job, especially when considering the location and difficulty to get materials in. The materials where flown in to the location by DBS Helicopters (...they also help in pulling off the GORE-TEX Grand Traverse, by delivering materials for the snow safety team out on course for the week leading up). All in all, a total team effort, and we get to reap the rewards!
|Approximate location of the new Taylor "Opa" Hut|
|One of the most beautiful self-composting toilets I've ever seen...|
|Beautiful views out of the kitchen looking SW|
|Coming into the Opa Hut from the North side...construction is just wrapping up.|
|one of the four bedrooms...two of which have bunk beds.|
|Here's your bunks...beers not included|
A recent Aspen Times article on the hut can be found here. To make reservations for the hut click here. I believe reservations will open about Nov. 15th, 2102 $200/night and it sleeps up to eight. Pray for snow!