I rented out Grace Cabin, a great back country cabin surrounded by the high peaks. It is a 3 miles flat hike in from the trail head.
As of Wed night there is 1 bed left in the cabin - Contact Andre.
Showshoes are required.
-Friday night: Drive to the Garden trail head in Keene Valley (~4:30hr drive + traffic) and hike in (3 miles, should take 1.5 hours max)
-Sunday: Shorter hike, hit the road by early afternoon
The Hikes: Will depend on conditions. Approximate distances from Grace Cabin:
Marcy or Haystack: ~5.5 each way
Basin and Saddleback Loop: ~12
Transportation: We need to car pool up. If you can drive, please post where and when you're leaving, and if you're returning early on Sunday. All passengers should chip in at least $20 for gas and tolls.
RSVPing: This is for intermediate and advanced hikers with winter experience only.
Grace Cabin is a single room heated cabin with 6 beds, full kitchen with cookware. (No indoor plumbing, electricity, linens, or blankets.) It is a 3 mile hike from the Garden trail head in Keene Valley. Pre-payment of $72 (for Fri and Sat night) is required. Contact Andre for details.
Backpacking: There are lean-tos and tent sites nearby for those who want to backpack. They may require reservations - make arrangement with the ADK Club.
Food: Participants are responsible for their own food. We will organize group meals at Grace Cabin.
Expended Weather: 20s during the day, windy summits. Possibility single digits are night.
Forecasts: Summits / Valley
-Waterproof Boots (trails shoes not suggested)
-Standard hiking gear for cool weather (10s-20s)
-Snowshoes required! Some trails may require crampons/microspikes
My intro to winter hiking page has a sample gear list for winter hiking (link)
Gear for the Cabin:
Sleeping bag (30f should be fine)
Overnight personal items
Map to Grace Cabin: The parking is off the bottom of this map. Cross John Brook at the bridge. (If you hit John Brooks Lodge, you've gone too far.) The cabin is off a spur to the left after the bridge. Goodwin Leanto is the closest location for camping.