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2014 Hut Trip - Jackal/Fowler

  • Mar 28, 2014 · 7:00 AM

We have been organizing huts trips for several years now.  We have ski toured extensively in the backcountry, from short day trips to extended wilderness trips.  Every year we book all the beds in a few huts.  So far, we have a couple of amazing trips booked for 2014.

10th Mountain manages a system of 30 backcountry huts in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, connected by 350 miles of suggested routes. They provide a unique opportunity for backcountry skiing, mountain biking, or hiking while staying in safe, comfortable shelter.

The name honors the men of 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army, who trained during World War II at Camp Hale in central Colorado. Hut visitors share the special spirit of these individuals, especially their pursuit of excellence, self reliance, and love of the outdoors. We hope you find our website useful, but most of all we hope you enjoy the huts!

So, this trip is a two day trip for the Jackal & Fowler/Hilliard Huts.  We will cover a lot of miles on this trip and also enjoy backcountry skiing at both huts.

Click here for more information on Jackal.

Click here for more information on Fowler/Hilliard.

The Jackal Hut is located about 15 miles north of the city of Leadville. Jackal Hut provides good backcountry skiing in the hut area and terrific views of several 14,000-foot peaks.

The main winter route into the Jackal Hut follows FS 755 which climbs very steeply out of South Camp Hale. Although this route is only 4.7 miles it gains over 2500 ft of elevation so be prepared for steep climb.

Fowler/Hilliard Hut sits at timberline about 1/2 mile northeast of the summit of Resolution Mountain. The south windows give you marvelous views towards the Jackal Hut and some of the highest peaks in Colorado. Resolution Mountain is the only alpine terrain close to the hut. Skiing from the summit, you can find runs at almost all points of the compass.

Jackal to Fowler/Hilliard via Pearl Creek is a basic ski-through route between two huts. It uses marked 10th Mountain suggested routes and includes scenic timberline travel.  The route is about 8 miles with an elevation gain of 2078 ft.

It is another 6.5 miles out to the trailhead.

Additional Information:

The cost of this trip is $81 per person for a two night stay.

All of the huts are equipped with propane stoves and solar lights as well as kitchen utensils.

Please post your question here, so everyone can benefit from the answers.  Also, please keep checking back here, the availability may change as we get closer to departure.

Spots are VERY limited and we expect we will sell out fast.

If you RSVP here, please also contact us via email, patch and jules @ gmail com.  We will arrange for payment.

Prompt payment is expected to secure your spot.

You can travel on skis, snowshoes, or a split-board.  Follow this link to a suggested gear list.  Follow this link for additional information.

See you in the backcountry.  

Patch and Jules


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  • Patch & J.

    Thank y'all for a great weekend.

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • Stacey Y.


    March 30, 2014

  • Tom

    Food: cheese, crackers, blanched peanuts, chicken, turkey, eggs, pasta and a few slices of bread (sourdough) sliced baked potatoes and tea. Bringing some wine. This is exciting.

    March 27, 2014

    • Stacey Y.

      Anyone have a couple off extra Starbucks via packets I can trade you for?

      March 27, 2014

  • Tom

    Snow shoe

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Mark R.

    I have rented A. T. skis, skins and boots from Wilderness sports in Dillon. I will most likely be joining everyone somewhere in Summit county or meet at the trail head.

    March 16, 2014

  • Stacey Y.

    Hi guys I would like to get some idea of what kind of skis people are taking? How steep will downhill get? Are we coordinating any dinners? Carpooling? Would love to hear from others thanks.

    March 15, 2014

  • Stacey Y.

    Can we discuss carpooling? I live in Wash Park and would really like to drive up with others.
    Also is everyone skiing or are some people snow shoeing?

    March 10, 2014

    • Laura W.

      I would carpool as well! I'm skiing

      1 · March 10, 2014

    • Stacey Y.

      Looking for someone to go back country skiing on Saturday. Wasn't to practice with pack. Lmk of interested our anything planned.

      March 13, 2014

  • Mark R.

    Is everything still a GO ? Just hearing all the avalanche warnings !

    March 7, 2014

    • Patch & J.

      Yes, we are still a go. More info coming soon.

      March 7, 2014

  • Stacey Y.

    Has everyone paid who RSVP'd, what are chances if on waitlist?

    February 18, 2014

    • Patch & J.

      Stacey, we sent you an email. Let us know.

      February 24, 2014

  • Christopher P.

    Stacey- I'm possibly not able to go due to scheduling conflicts at work. You can take my paid place. Let's talk!

    1 · February 18, 2014

    • Stacey Y.

      Send me off line email.

      February 18, 2014

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