Public use cabins have two limitations:
- There are so many more places you can go with a tent
- They cost $20-40 a night to reserve
But they have some real advantages:
- If you get an air taxi or boat drop-off, you can bring a lot more food and gear than if you were carrying it all on your back.
- There’s nothing like being able to retreat to a warm cabin on a rainy day, or being able to dry off wet gear in front of the stove.
- Cooking and staying organized is a whole lot easier with benches and tables in a cabin than organizing the floor of your tent.
- Peace of mind. There’s something comforting about going to sleep at night inside four sturdy wooden walls, your food safely stored away where a bear can’t get it.