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Winter Cabineering - Part 1: Video Essay
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Maia Jordan
(maia) - MLife

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Winter Cabineering - Part 1: Video Essay on 01/14/2014 12:27:45 MST Print View

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Winter Cabineering - Part 1: Video Essay

karl hafner
(khafner) - MLife

Locale: upstate NY
winter cabineering on 01/15/2014 10:30:35 MST Print View

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.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Winter Cabineering - Part 1: Video Essay on 01/15/2014 10:37:11 MST Print View

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.

Jeff McWilliams
(jjmcwill) - M

Locale: Midwest
Video on 01/15/2014 10:55:32 MST Print View

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!

Jeff

Tim Drescher
(timdcy) - M

Locale: Gore Range
Re: Winter Cabineering - Part 1: Video Essay on 01/15/2014 11:17:42 MST Print View

Getting pumped for 3 different upcoming trips to huts this winter. The 10th Mountain Division Hut Association is a great system here in Colorado!

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
GREAT! on 01/17/2014 11:46:37 MST Print View

Thanks Ryan.

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.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: GREAT! on 01/17/2014 12:17:34 MST Print View

"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.

Ryan,

Great video and look forward to seeing some more on the topic.

Edited by IDBLOOM on 01/17/2014 12:19:55 MST.

Mark Roberts
(redwedge) - MLife

Locale: Lapland
Nice on 01/31/2014 14:58:57 MST Print View

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.