Camping is one of the great American pass-times. It’s the ultimate way to experience nature and travel without breaking the bank. But did you know there’s a way you can go camping on top of the world for less than the cheapest hotel room?
The US Forestry Service rents out old fire lookouts, sometimes for as little as $30 per night. These cabins offer spectacular views of some of the most beautiful landscapes in this country.
It’s a rustic way to travel, and amenities are few. And, because you’re at the top of a mountain,water is scarce.
But adventure cyclist Casey Greene has stayed in many cabins in Montana, Washington, and Idaho, and says it’s an experience like no other.
“They’re just incredible destinations,” he told The Huffington Post. “The fact that you get to climb a mountain and then you get to sleep up there in this little shack up top, watch the day unfold and see how the light changes the mountain — it’s pretty unique.”
Would you like to camp in an old fire lookout? Do you have any other great camping ideas? Let us know in the comments.