What is winter caretaking?
Our volunteers stay at the huts on self-service days and help fuel our wood-fired heating system, clean common areas, answer self-service guest questions, and support our hut staff on their days off. At least one hut staff will always be present for support. Enjoy a cozy stay in the snowy backcountry, and support our organization at the same time!
Friday, December 15th
Optional volunteer overnight at Flagstaff Lake Hut. Park at Long Falls Dam/Flagstaff Trailhead and ski/snowshoe/fat bike/hike along the Maine Hut Trail to Flagstaff Lake Hut. Explore the hut, and enjoy a pasta dinner, and stay overnight in our bunkrooms. Breakfast is included the next morning, and training starts at noon.
Saturday, December 16th
12-4PM winter caretaker training/refresher course at Flagstaff Hut. Join us to go over our Tarm wood-fired heating system, compostable toilet system, self-service kitchen rules, basic hut maintenance and more. Learn all about the workings of the huts to prepare for the self-service volunteer season.
Sign up to caretake!
December 27th - March 20th: Winter Self-Service caretaking Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays at Stratton Brook, Poplar Stream, and Flagstaff Lake Huts. Caretakers stay free in any open bunkroom, and bring in and cook their own meals.
Please RSVP HERE