Hut trips are the quintessential Colorado adventure for mountain enthusiasts. From hut based avalanche courses in Colorado’s backcountry to sipping that “cabin juice” (get it?) around the stove with your closest adventure pals after a long skin in, hut trips promise to provide lasting memories and stories for the grandkids.
Heading out on a hut trip does require proper planning and execution so we chatted with our friends over at Colorado Adventure Guides to bring you their top tips for how to champion your hut trip!
Everything you bring has to go into your pack. Bring what you need but it will feel heavier on mile three than on mile one on your ascent to the hut. Think about your tech clothing layers and will they work on the way to and in the hut. Bring what you need, but a lighter pack will make your trip more rewarding!
Avalanche Beacon, Shovel & Probe: Three-antennae beacon with fresh batteries. Shovel with a metal blade is mandatory.
Backpack: 40-75 liter: Your trip to a hut could be 1-3 hours, remember everything you will be carrying must fit inside your pack.
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