Lonesome Lake Hike and Camping

Jan 18-20, 2020

Lonesome Lake Hike and Camping

Saturday, 1/18/2020 – Monday 1/20/2020

MLK Weekend

Snowshoe to Lonesome Lake and Canon Mountain (4k footer)

COST - $120 ( includes transportation, food and lodging)

Merit Badge Opportunity

Scout trip flyer (1).docx


Please Read Carefully

Scouts & adult leaders MUST BE physically fit enough to snowshoe approximately 10 miles over 2.5 days (please know your abilities). Scouts MUST BE willing to endear the challenges of extremely cold daytime and nighttime temperatures (sleeping bunks are not heated and temperatures average from 0-20 below during the night);


    • Zero-degree to -20 degree mummy sleeping bag (bag liner also recommended)
    • Reliable pair of snowshoes (MSR’s, Tubbs, REI, etc.) – Scouts can rent a great pair at REI (hiking polls optional)
    • Warm, waterproof boots suitable for hiking with packs, snowshoeing & cold temps
    • Microspikes or crampon spikes (make sure they fit the winter boots before the trip)
    • Two Nalgene water bottles (no Camelbaks as the hoses freeze in these conditions;
    • Two pair of base layers/long-underwear (top & bottom). No cotton.
    • Outer layer shell/jacket & snow pants (Must be waterproof)
    • Two top mid-layers to be worn over base layers (turtlenecks, fleece). No cotton
    • 3-4 pair of warm, winter hiking socks (Darn Tough, SmartWool, etc.). No cotton
    • Two pair of thin sock liners
    • Two winter hats
    • Two pair of waterproof winter gloves or mittens (cold-weather gear)
    • Glove or mitten liners
    • A set of warm, comfortable clothes to change into after hiking & to sleep
    • Comfortable footwear for the lodge (slippers with rubber treads)
    • First aid kit
    • Personal hygiene kit
    • Headlamp and small portable flashlight as a back-up (include extra batteries);
    • Suitable backpack to fit gear noted above – 40-50L backpack should be enough
    • Optional: Face/neck balaclava/mask & ski googles
    • Recommended: Small, portable games/cards
    • Recommended: Spending money for souvenirs/snacks at the cabin or at Cannon

Mountain Summit Lodge

    • No mess kits required as Lonesome Lake is a full-service cabin;
    • No air pads or pillows are needed as mattress and pillows are provided;
    • Portable emergency bivy sacks will be carried by adult leaders but can be purchased on your own if wanted.
    • Scout leaders will have extra portable sledding discs for some downhill adventures after a long climb to the top. If scouts have their own, they are encouraged to bring them.

Refer to your Scouting Handbook for additional items needed on a winter camping Trip

Questions: Please email spinale76@hotmail.com | 508.944.2243