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citymouse
11-28-2012, 06:12 PM
In my WIP I have a 60 square mile ranch (USA), some pasture, some mountainous. I want to have a string of cabins so that someone traveling by horse at a walk would be able to reach one every 4 to 5 hours. My question is, what would a string of cabins / huts be called? I'm assuming my horse is covering an average of 20 miles per day.

Thanks for your help.
C

shadowwalker
11-28-2012, 06:20 PM
Well, a working ranch would have line shacks, with supplies for mending fence, etc.

citymouse
11-28-2012, 06:53 PM
Line shacks! I knew I'd heard of it but couldn't remember. Thanks!
C

MagicWriter
11-28-2012, 08:36 PM
In my WIP I have a 60 square mile ranch (USA), some pasture, some mountainous. I want to have a string of cabins so that someone traveling by horse at a walk would be able to reach one every 4 to 5 hours. My question is, what would a string of cabins / huts be called? I'm assuming my horse is covering an average of 20 miles per day.

Thanks for your help.
C

That sounds like the Appalachian Trail. They call them shelters, and they are named after something around them, or the mountain or valley they sit in/on, or park they are located in.