Up until the early 1930’s, south of Butternut Mountain, a five-minute side trail led to a small house and barn called the “Badger Lumber Camp.”  This was not a GMC camp and was most likely abandoned.  The camp was locked; however, hikers could find refuge in the hayloft of the barn.  

The 1929 Guide Book described Badger Camp as “dirty and forlorn, but roof good.”  


O’Kane, Walter Collins. Trails and Summits of the Green Mountains, 1926.

The Long Trail Guide Book, 7th Edition, 1929

Long Trail News, August 1931