Maybe you had to cancel from the LAC Fall Jamboree at Grand Falls, or you missed the West Branch Pond camp sign up? Well here is another chance to overnight in the Maine Woods in comfort: Wood Stove; radiant heat; hot showers; fabulous food and of course, great LAC company!
To make it even more fun, this is a "bring-a-friend" adventure (Ladies only please, though teenagers are most welcome; no LAC membership required).
Stratton Brook, part of the four hut network run by Maine Huts & Trails, is perched at the top of the legendary Oak Knoll Trail with spectacular views of the Bigelow Range and Sugarloaf ski slopes.
We will depart from the trailhead on Rt 27 for a short (but steep in parts) ascent to the hut. Snowshoes and poles required for the groomed 3 mile trail (Note: no skis please).
Carpooling always encouraged, and I recommend a stop in Kingfield at Rolling Fatties burritos or Orange Cat Cafe for a nice lunch before hitting the trail.
Cost: $155 . Includes guided trip to/from the hut, dinner and breakfast. Wine and beer available for purchase, and a tip for the hut staff is encouraged, because I know they will earn it!
Payment is required in full to secure your spot, and please review the LAC cancellation policy.
Equipment you will need: Snowshoes and poles. Backpack that will hold a sleeping bag, change of clothes, pjs, headlamp, slippers, packable towel & minimal toiletries. This is an unplugged trip, cell service is very limited and device charging is not permitted at the huts so that you can recharge!