Lodge to Hut: Snowshoe to Lonesome Lake Hut

Date and Time

Friday, January 18, 2019 5:00PM - Sunday, January 20, 2019 3:00PM


AMC Highland Center,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


This adventure is designed for adults in search of a fun winter experience. Our trip begins with an orientation session and overnight at AMC's Highland Center at Crawford Notch before we strap on our snowshoes and trek to AMC's backcountry hut at Lonesome Lake. Exploring the forest, listening for wintertime birds and investigating animal tracks along the way give us ample opportunity to experience the western Franconia Notch area in winter. One night is spent at the hut preparing a group dinner, checking out the winter sky at night and learning about winter ecology in the White Mountains. The terrain is beginner to moderate and the pace will be comfortable with plenty of time to explore and learn. Winter Lodge to Hut trips are designed for the experienced 3 season hiker looking to venture into world of winter. Participants must be comfortable carrying a pack over moderate terrain. Our planned mode of travel is on snowshoes (they can be borrowed from AMC if needed), but please keep in mind that conditions can be variable. Participants must be willing/able to carry their extra clothing, sleeping bag and some group food for 1.5 miles to Lonesome Lake Hut. Hut accommodations are rustic with wood stove heat for the common space and cooking facilities. Bunk rooms are not heated. Program Highlights: •Overnight at winter hut •Snowshoe exploration •Animal tracking •Winter dark sky observation •Group experience Sample Itinerary: Day One 6:00pm Check in and Registration 6:00pm Dinner at Highland Center 7:30pmGroup Meeting - Gear check Day Two 6:30-8:00 Breakfast 8:30 Leave for the trailhead Midday - Arrive at Hut Afternoon - Optional snowshoe hike around Lonesome Lake Hut 6:00pm - Dinner Day Three 7:30 Breakfast 8:30 - Pack up and depart from Lonesome 2:00pm - Return to Highland Center for hot showers 3:00pm -Wrap up and goodbyes

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $339 member / $379 non-member
*•Lodging package special includes 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 night lodging at Highland Center, 1 night lodging at Lonesome Lake Hut • Instruction by experienced AMC Outdoor Guides •Free use of equipment from the LL Bean Gear Room at Highland Center Lodge, including snowshoes.

Past participants say...

•"Especially good for people interested in backpacking but intimidated. [Our guide was] super proactive in preparation, problem solving, and considering implications of multiple options." Participant, February 2016 •"Loved the hiking and the camaraderie from the group. Great way to try out a new adventure because it's all planned for oyu and you feel safe with the guides." Participant, February 2016



Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Lonesome Lake Hut




Adults (18+)


(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.