Siberia Hut, Leatham Conservation Area

Siberia Hut is located there because of the natural river crossing with a broad gravel bottom.

It does lose the sun early in the day due to the proximity of the steep hills, and in winter may receive little direct sun at all, due to the mature trees to the north. But the name reflects the winter experience, rather than the summer.

On a river terrace with an outlook to conifer forest. Has had two original windows replaced with aluminium single-glazed frames, and one has been added to make the most of the light. At some stage, a large porch has been added. This is in fact a fairly large six-bunk hut.

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category . . . standard hut

hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp

elevation . . . 690 m

bunks . . . 6 mattresses in bunks

built . . . 1964

heating . . . wood burner

water . . . from river 80 m each way

toilet . . . longdrop

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