Lodge to Hut: Women's Snowshoe to Lonesome Lake

Date and Time

Friday, March 1, 2019 5:30PM - Sunday, March 3, 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 Women 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: •Group of women •Focus on beginner winter skills •Group experience •Night sky observations •Natural history explorations including animal tracks and snow Guided by AMC Outdoor Gudies Sample Itinerary: Day One 5:30 Check in and Registration / meet and greet your guides 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 •Use of snowshoes • Experienced AMC Outdoor Guides for 2 days of outdoor activity •Free use of equipment from the LL Bean Gear Room at Highland Center Lodge.

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 you 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+)