After the "cabineering" article here on BPL, thought there may be an interest in my 10th Mtn Hut experience.
It was a three-day trip to Skinner Hut near Leadville, CO.
For those not familiar with the 10th Mtn hut system, they are backcountry cabins accessible by skis or snowshoes in the Colorado Rockies.
I love hut trips. They combine several things I enjoy in life: Great scenery, good friends, an enjoyable meal…“A dinner party with a ski trip attached” is how I always think of hut trips.
A bit more of a European-like experience in the Colorado backcountry during winter.
Perhaps a bit decadent, but immensely enjoyable.
The hut of choice would be Skinner Hut. At 10.5 miles and almost 2600′ elevation gain (1500′ of it in the last three miles), the hut is a challenging one to reach but, like every hut, so worth it.
Trip report here: