Stay and Play at the Radeke Cabin on the Kancamagus

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Date(s) - Fri, Feb 02, 2018 - Sun, Feb 04, 2018
3:00 pm - 11:00 am

Radeke Cabin
Kancamagus Highway

United States

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Intro: Join us for “Stay and Play at Radeke Cabin”. This is the third season of the series that was so popular last winter. Venue: Radeke is a rustic cabin less than 100 yds off the Kancamagus Highway nearby the Hedgehog/Potash (aka Downes’ Brook) trailheads. Radeke Cabin once served as a summer camp for UNH School of Forestry students until the mid 1960s. It was purchased by the National Forest Service in 1969.

The NFS website detail for the cabin is this link at (

Hikes: Please check meet up for our scheduled companion meetup hike (Sawyer Pond Beginner Backpack tips using your cook stove for a hot lunch on the trail.) based from the cabin. Check this space (or the group calendar) for any updates on our featured hike. We’ll leave it open for cabin attendees to pick a hike or form their own hikes. There are really nice cross country ski trails near the cabin. Nearby trailheads include: Mt. Potash, Mt. Passaconaway, Mt. Hedgehog, Mt. Osceola, Tripyramids, and Mt. Chocorua (via Champney Falls).

After our hike on Saturday we usually celebrate with an optional participation potluck dinner at the cabin. **These dinners have been incredible and not to be missed. I think we hike just to eat this incredible food!!. Sunday morning, after a good breakfast, we usually try to squeeze in a short hike before/after we have to checkout.

Cabin Amenities: The cabin is rustic with limited amenities. Ten beds are divided into 3 unheated rooms: a dbl(bunk for 2), a quad(2 bunks) and another quad(a bunk plus 2 singles). A table, chairs, couch and a wood stove are provided, along with firewood for indoor use. An accessible pit toilet is located a short distance from the cabin. A campfire ring is off the back porch. No potable water, running water or electricity are available. (*The hosts will provide ambiance lighting, dish washing station, additional table, cowboy coffee pot/coffee and plenty of paper products.) Fun and games are always appreciated. (We’ve enjoyed poker and UNO these last few months.) Parking is available in front of the cabin but is officially limited to 3 vehicles. To avoid a visit by the ranger, additional vehicles should park at the Downes Brook trailhead across the street two hundred yards to the west. We encourage car pooling.

What to Bring: You will need to bring beverage of choice, at least a gallon of water per day, food (kept mouse resistant), garbage bags, bedding, cooking equipment, matches, kitchen utensils, cleanup, and emergency supplies like flashlights and first aid kit. Please let us know if you have a folding table, cook stove, and/or lantern to share. No Cell phone coverage at the cabin. The firewood at the cabin is only for the indoor wood stove. Plan to bring a 0 degree sleeping bag with pad, pillow and extra blankets makes it cozy. For your comfort down slippers and insulated pants are recommended during your cabin stay. Also bring a folding chair to sit around the wood stove.

Costs: $25pp for the Fri/Sat night weekend

Reserving: Once I see your RSVP, I will message you with remittance instructions. I prefer PayPal due to its immediacy. Other forms of payment are offered. Your space will not be reserved until I confirm your payment has cleared. Until then, you may be moved to the “Waitlist”. “Waitlist” members who have been confirmed paid will be given priority to move to the “Going” list.

Check-in is Fri after 3:00 pm; Checkout is 11:00 am Sunday;

Directions: (The cabin can be quite difficult to spot at night. An obvious landmark is the sign for the Downes Book trailhead. The cabin is 200 yds east on opposite side.)

From NH Route 16 in Conway, take NH route 112 (Kancamagus Hwy) west for ~14 miles. The cabin is on the right, 0.5 mile after Sawyer Pond Trailhead.

From I-93 in Lincoln, take exit 32 for NH Route 112 (Kancamagus Hwy). At bottom of exit ramp, turn left (east) onto NH route 112. The cabin is ~22 miles on the left, 0.4 mile after Passaconaway Campground.

From previous stays: Check out pictures from our December 15th trip.
Disclaimer: As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death – including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.

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