Elfin Lakes first winter hike?
I'm hoping to do Elfin lakes with a couple of friends at some point this winter. The thing is, while I've been summer camping all of my life, none of us have done any winter hiking. I know there's a cabin up there, so we don't have to worry about somewhere nice and dry to stay, but the rest of the stuff is a mystery to me. For instance, I've only been on snowshoes once, for about a couple of hours. I know the winter trail is well marked (orange posts every 25 feet?) so there's no chance of straying. There's a heated cabin halfway up there, so if SHTF we can always decide to turn around and come down. Sadly, I'm the more experienced outdoors-man in my group of friends. I've been reading up on the trail over the last little while and it doesn't sound like a difficult hike provided you're dressed for the weather, but I want to make sure. Also, does the cabin get real full in the winter months? I'd appreciate any insight!!