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Cristobal
01-21-2014, 07:08 AM
I'm interested in renting the Black Mountain Cabin in the Saco Ranger District (near Jackson) for a few days. I've seen the Black Mountain Ski Trail,which accesses the cabin, described as moderate. A few questions if anyone could help me -
Is snowshoeing allowed on the trail? I don't have cc skis.
Is the trail a moderate hike on snowshoes? OK for pulling a pulk? Any water crossings?
Are there good walks around the cabin? I've seen reports that there is no trail to Black Mountain's summit, is it doable as a bushwack?
Thanks for any advice.

Tom_Murphy
01-21-2014, 07:43 AM
These might help.

http://www.easternslopes.com/2009/01/16/black-mountain-cabin-adventure/

http://www.jacksonxc.org/

http://www.recreation.gov/camping/Black_Mountain_Cabin/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=75087

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/whitemountain/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=74799&actid=101

Cristobal
01-21-2014, 07:51 AM
Thanks so much. The first link is just what I was looking for.

Amicus
01-21-2014, 08:10 AM
"Black Mountain" is really a range. The cabin is towards the south end, while the official summit, x3,304, is at the north end, about 2 miles from the cabin in a straight line. If you wanted to visit the summit (which is on the NE3K list), you could get a lot closer to it by the East Branch or Bog Brook Trails.

RoySwkr
01-21-2014, 08:46 AM
"Black Mountain" is really a range. The cabin is towards the south end, while the official summit, x3,304, is at the north end, about 2 miles from the cabin in a straight line. If you wanted to visit the summit (which is on the NE3K list), you could get a lot closer to it by the East Branch or Bog Brook Trails.
I have made the summer traverse of the range from Bog Brook Trail to the ski area, there is nothing really bad but of course it will probably be unbroken

A few years back some people rented the cabin and tried to take their airport luggage there, not a success