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John Rand Cabin

DOC Cabin (may be reserved by anyone)

Capacity: 8

As of October 18th, 2018, John Rand is closed indefinitely, pending repairs to its foundation. In the summer of 2019 the club started repairs on the cabin, which will be continued in the summer of 2022. Hopefully, the cabin will be reopened shortly due to this work. 

John Rand Cabin was built in 1983 under the direction of Alex Tait '86, Dan Mullen '83, and Diana Wright '83, in dedication to John Rand who served as Executive Director of the Dartmouth Outing Club (1938-1975) and Director of Safety for Outdoor Affairs (1975-1979).

John Rand is a one-room cabin located on the Al Merrill Ski Loop about a half mile from the Ravine Lodge on Mt. Moosilauke. It sleeps eight (two sleeping platforms with four mattresses each) and has a porch with a beautiful view of the mountain and a woodstove for cooking and heating. The cabin has a vestibule and the floor and roof are insulated, making it ideal for winter use. The cabin has no fixed lighting so you should plan to bring your own light source.

John Rand is an excellent base for hiking, skiing and snowshoeing on the east side of Mt. Moosilauke. The Gorge Brook, Snapper, and Asquam Ridge Trails, which all lead to the summit, start down near the Ravine Lodge. In addition there is a ten-kilometer ski loop which runs right by the cabin and connects with the Asquam Ridge Trail about 1.5 miles above the Ravine Lodge.

John Rand is located 46 miles from Hanover on Mt. Moosilauke, and is 1/2 mile from parking (2 miles in winter).

John Rand cabin

Last Updated: 3/23/22