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On the Hill: Hike to a backcountry hut

On the Hill Summer, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report about a different High Country adventure every weekday.

Today's activity: Hiking to, checking out the Fowler-Hilliard Hut

Conditions: From Huts.org: The Fowler/Hilliard Hut is located on US Forest Service land about 6 miles west of Vail Pass at an elevation of 11,500 feet, and has proven to be one of the most popular huts in the 10th Mountain Division Hut System. The 10th Mountain Division Hut System is a collection of 34 backcountry huts in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, connected by 350 miles of suggested routes.

Today's weather: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. — National Weather Service

Are you On the Hill? Send your three-minute action cam video featuring a summer activity in the Vail Valley — biking, hiking, kayaking, SUP, horseback riding, rafting, etc., — to onthehill@vaildaily.com.

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The VailDaily Updated Aug 21, 2013 01:08PM Published Aug 20, 2013 04:34PM Copyright 2013 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.