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ADVISORY: Storm Closures Affecting AMC Lodges & Huts – Updated November 3

October 31, 2017

Due to the recent storm, some AMC lodges in New Hampshire are running on limited service. In certain locations, road and trail access also has been affected.

Cardigan Lodge is not currently accessible due to local road damage. We hope to reopen the lodge on Friday, Nov. 3, pending road repairs. [11/1 UPDATE: The road to Cardigan Lodge is being repaired and is expected to be reopened on Thursday, Nov. 2.]
[11/2 UPDATE: Cardigan Lodge will reopen on Friday, Nov. 3 as planned. All local access roads are expected to be repaired and reopened by then.]
[11/3 UPDATE: Cardigan Lodge has reopened to guests.]

The AMC Highland Center at Crawford Notch is currently without power, and U.S. Route 302 is closed in Harts Location, making the Highland Center inaccessible from the south and east of Crawford Notch. There is access via Route 302 from Twin Mountain. If power is not restored this weekend, the lodge will be closed to overnight guests.
[11/1 UPDATE: Power has been restored to Highland Center. The lodge is fully operational and open to guests].

The Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch is accessible and will remain open and available for guests.

Zealand Falls Hut and Carter Notch Hut remain open to all use, although access is limited.

Access to Carter Notch Hut via the 19 Mile Brook Trail has been affected due to a bridge being washed out about halfway to the hut. Crossing could be dangerous in high water.
[11/1 UPDATE: All bridges on the 19 Mile Brook Trail are in place.]

Zealand Road, which leads to Zealand Trail (the most popular trailhead for Zealand Falls Hut), is temporarily closed to vehicle traffic. However, this flat, three-mile road can still be traveled by foot. For updates on Zealand Road, contact the Pemigewasset Ranger District of the White Mountain National Forest at 603-536-6100.
[11/3 UPDATE: Zealand Road is closed until spring.]

Lonesome Lake Hut was not affected by the storm.

We will continue to provide updates here as conditions change. You can also refer to AMC’s current Conditions page for daily backcountry weather and trail condition updates.

If you have questions regarding your existing reservation, please contact AMC Reservations at 603-466-2727.

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