Winter Cabineering – Part 1: Video Essay
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Jan 14, 2014 at 11:27 am #1312104Stephanie JordanSpectator
@maiaLocale: Rocky Mountains
Companion forum thread to:Jan 15, 2014 at 9:30 am #2063477karl hafnerBPL Member
@khafnerLocale: upstate NY
for those that live on the east coast the potomac appalachian trail club in DC has over 20 structures that they rent out. It is a great way to break into this field. I introduced many people to winter outdoors via their structures. They range in size from 4 bunks to over 12 people. Most are on feeders of the AT.Jan 15, 2014 at 9:37 am #2063482Sam HaraldsonBPL Member
@sharaldsLocale: Gallatin Range
All USFS cabins and firelookouts available for rent (such as the Fox Creek cabin featured in the video) can be researched and reserved through recreation.gov. My wife and our friends rent at least one of these every winter as they are great for not only going-to as an ends within itself but also make a great jumping off point for backcountry ski adventures. Enjoyable video, Ryan.Jan 15, 2014 at 9:55 am #2063488Jeff McWilliamsBPL Member
Nicely produced video. I really enjoyed watching it.
I spent 4 days/3 nights in a Leanto in the Adirondack high peaks over winter break, but this makes me want to go back out for more time in the winter. Good stuff!
I need to get my friends to get BPL subscriptions so I can share this video with them!
JeffJan 15, 2014 at 10:17 am #2063495Tim DrescherBPL Member
@timdcyLocale: Gore Range
Getting pumped for 3 different upcoming trips to huts this winter. The 10th Mountain Division Hut Association is a great system here in Colorado!Jan 17, 2014 at 10:46 am #2064066Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
A "dry" cabin is the way to go for maximum enjoyment of winter wonderlands and still feel close to nature.
Also it's a good intro to multi-day winter travel and the preparation for it with people who may be new to winter camping. It's not quite "total immersion". winter camping.Jan 17, 2014 at 11:17 am #2064076IanBPL Member
"Getting pumped for 3 different upcoming trips to huts this winter. The 10th Mountain Division Hut Association is a great system here in Colorado!"
10th Mtn is my alma mater (along with the 101st and a couple others). Why that division is now located in an area far from moutains is a complete mystery to me.
I realize that these huts weren't built until 1989ish (long after 10th Mtn was gone from CO) but I'd still like to ski/shoe through that area someday.
Great video and look forward to seeing some more on the topic.Jan 31, 2014 at 1:58 pm #2068325Mark RobertsBPL Member
Nice video and articles, Ryan.
You should really come over to Lapland sometime – there are tons of really nice free, open cabins. I tend to head towards them even if I feel like pitching a 'Mid, just for the fireplace and backup security.
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