First, y'all should know that NH is the state I know LEAST about- so any advice is helpful.
So, I think I may spend one night in an AMC hut, (if I feel moved to do so), and I was just wondering, is there any one hut that is really awesome? I've never been to New Hampshire for hiking, so I've never seen a hut and don't know what to expect.
I know, many will say it isn't worth it (I know, App. Money Club, right?). And when I see the first hut, I may decide not to stop at a later one. But does anyone think that there are any "must stop" huts on the AT?
And non- guests staying in a hut can buy hot drinks and non-meal food, right? Can they stay in the hut to eat? I've hear many people say they went into a hut to eat lunch and warm up, so is that allowed? And do you really need to reserve a space (as in, will they turn you away even if they're not nearly full because you don't have a reservation?), or is it just strongly recommended?
And another question: SAUNAS. Is there anywhere along the trail with a sauna? I read in App. Pages that the Inn in Williamstown will give you a shower, use of sauna and towel for a fee (without needing to stay there).