YOSEMITE’S SECRET – The Snow Creek Cabin
Everyone knows Half Dome, but few know the Snow Creek Cabin. Hidden from the popular Yosemite Valley!
SUMMARY OF THE SNOW CREEK CABIN:
The Snow Creek Cabin has been a treasure for the likes of Ansel Adams and many a winter adventurer. The cabin welcomes all with plenty of wood for the fire and warm memories dating back to 1929. All are welcome during the winter months and you do not need a permit, a reservation, a key. Yosemite’s Secret is your home away from home.
It would be great if all who plan to visit the cabin would check out the most recent comments on this video to see if the cabin needs anything brought in. I’d suggest a new visitor log or a great book.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION AND HOW TO GET TO THE SNOW CREEK CABIN:
This video shares a three night trip my brother and I took on the last days of February 2010. We parked in backpackers parking in the valley (free and no permits required during the winter), sauntered to Mirror Lake, hiked up the 108 switchbacks of the Snow Creek Trail, crossed the footbridge over Snow Creek, telemark skied until the reflectors crossed the creek (turn right before the creek), and then followed the creek upstream for 0.5 miles until we hit a flat clearing. We walked across the clearing towards Mount Watkins and about 50 yards into the trees we found the Snow Creek Cabin. The cabin hides in the trees; if you cannot find it immediately, patiently walk the perimeter of the snow clearing and you should have luck spotting a manmade structure after about 20 minutes.
Courtesy of R. Commons: http://vimeo.com/10118229