Getting away from it all: A trip to Janet’s Cabin in Breckenridge | SummitDaily.com

Getting away from it all: A trip to Janet’s Cabin in Breckenridge

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by David Gidley
Special to the Daily
Local backcountry skiers Taryn Brooke of Breckenridge, left, Brian Yohn of Frisco and Liz Clawson of Breckenridge skin up the long path from the bottom of Copper Mountain to Janet's Cabin on a recent hut trip. The cabin is one the remotest of the Summit Huts Association's string of cabins in the Summit county area. The start elevation was 9820' at the Union Creek trailhead and the cabin's final elevation of 11,619' gave a total trail vertical gain of almost 2,000' and total one-way mileage on the trail of 5.5 miles.
David Gidley / Special to the Daily |

Local backcountry skiers Taryn Brooke of Breckenridge, Liz Clawson of Breckenridge and Brian Yohn of Frisco skin up for an afternoon run above Janet’s Cabin on a recent hut trip. The cabin is one the remotest of the Summit Huts Association’s string of cabins in the Summit county area. There is a vast expanse of ski-able terrain at and above tree line in the headwaters of the Union Creek drainage with 360-degree views of the Gore and Ten Mile Ranges and all the terrain in between. Getting away from it all is an understatement and the backcountry experience is definitely the road less traveled.


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