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Lodge to Hut Adventure: Lonesome Lake Snowshoe

Date and Time

Friday, January 17, 2020 5:30PM - Sunday, January 19, 2020 2:00PM

Location

AMC Highland Center,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.




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

Overview

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 moderate and the pace will be comfortable with plenty of time to explore and learn. With spectacular views of the Franconia Ridge across a pristine glacial lake, Lonesome Lake Hut offers big mountain scenery without the big mountain effort. Lonesome Lake is just 1.6 miles from the trailhead, making it an ideal first-time backcountry experience and a great intro to AMC's hut system in winter. Winter Lodge to Hut trips are designed for the experienced 3 season hiker looking to venture into the 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 Lonesome Lake Hut •Snowshoe exploration •Animal tracking •Winter dark sky observation •Group experience in the winter environment

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Starting at:

Adult: $349 member / $381 non-member
*•Lodging package includes 1 night lodging at Highland Center, 1 night lodging at Lonesome Lake Hut All meals from dinner on the first night to lunch on the last day. •Use of snowshoes • Instruction and guides •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

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snowshoers

Activities

Backpacking
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Snowshoeing
Naturalist

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destinations

Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Lonesome Lake Hut

Difficulty

Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Contact



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


Contact


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.