Snow Shoe to MTTA's High Hut

This day trip to “High Hut” at Mount Tahoma Trails is a snowshoe hike up a roadway groomed for snowshoe and X-country skiing. Elevation gain and distance are dependent upon how far up the road cars are allowed to drive based on snow conditions. Distance is 4 miles each way (8 miles RT) and elevation gain 2,400 feet. This is a nice winter outing and it is very pleasant to arrive at the High Hut for lunch. It is warm and very comfortable and charming. (See pictures from MTTA’s site http://skimtta.com/then click on ‘Huts”.)

This is a good trip for those of you looking for a winter event that is reasonably mellow. It has been cross-posted with the Olympia Hiking Meetup Group: http://www.meetup.com/hiking-235/events/104561402/.

I am additionally interested in checking out High Hut and nearby areas as the possible location of a “Skill Building” event we would like to hold later in the winter. At this “Skill Building” event we will for sure work on self-arrests and I’ll be looking for a suitable area. We might also (optionally) plan to spend the night in snow caves or tents. I like the idea of doing this all near a facility like High Hut so that as needed we can go inside and get warm, dry, etc.

 

Driving Directions see: http://skimtta.com/ then click on “Directions”.

Regular Sno-Park Pass for is required.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice time! Would love to stay at the hut sometime, what a beautiful spot.

    February 18, 2013

  • Ken K.

    Great destination. Wonderful company. Next time lets look at going via Anderson Lake and/or to one of the other overnight facilities.

    February 17, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Fun day with pretty good weather. You can see photos here: http://www.meetup.com/hiking-235/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=13224422

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No problem, see you Sunday at the P&R

    February 15, 2013

  • Ken K.

    Woody & Tanna report that we will be starting at the lowest parking lot. This means the trip distance will be a something over 4 miles each way for a total of about 9 miles.

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't have a pass. My car is old and very small and not comfortable on long drives, so I hope to ride with either you or Chris. And thanks for asking!

    February 14, 2013

  • Ken K.

    We will need a Snow Park Pass for groomed X-country trails for our car. If you have one, are going, and are willing to drive please let me know by mid-day Saturday. Otherwise I'll buy one. Thanks! Ken

    February 13, 2013

  • James S.

    Wish I was going with you, but I will be in the San Juan Islands being lazy.

    February 12, 2013

    • Chris S.

      And you do lazy so well...

      February 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd like to build my lazy skills!

      February 13, 2013

  • Chris S.

    I'd like to consider opening this to hiking group participants with snowshoe and winter travel experience if there aren't going to be a lot of available Olympia Scramblers. What do folks think?

    February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've never been there either, so it'll be a new adventure!

    February 12, 2013

  • Chris S.

    I've never been to High Hut so this will be a great chance to check it out for a possible future overnight.

    February 12, 2013

  • Jack S.

    Ken,
    I'm not sure if I can go or not...but does this mean you are gaining up to 2400 ft in 3-4 miles one way and a round trip of 6-8 miles or 2400 ft in 1 1/2-2 miles one way and roung trip of 3-4 miles?

    February 11, 2013

  • David W.

    Enjoy your snowshoe. I be away for the wkend.

    February 12, 2013

  • Trish

    I realized I double booked myself this Sunday. If you change this to Monday, let me know.know

    February 12, 2013

  • James S.

    Love to go, but I will be out of town.

    February 10, 2013

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  • Ken K.
    Florida, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Chris S. +2
    Sweep
  • A former member

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