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Looking at city-data for Steele, AL, tells me the average daytime temps would be in the 40-50 degree range. I've taken my 6 mo daughter bouldering and hiking in that kind of weather this fall a handful of times, and she's done great. I wouldn't want to camp because the night-time temps average ~30, but the cabins there look like they would help her stay warm at night. If the forecast looks good as that time approaches, then we might go. I have a few questions to help me decide:

How busy is HP40 during the holidays?
Anyone have any experience with the cabins in the winter time?
Kenny Clark
From State College, PA
Joined Aug 14, 2009
165 points
Nov 16, 2012
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Kenny Clark wrote:
How busy is HP40 during the holidays? Anyone have any experience with the cabins in the winter time?


Busy but climbable.
You and your daughter should be warm enough.
UncleBen
From The Briar Patch
Joined Jan 12, 2007
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Nov 16, 2012
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The cabins are still pretty cold. May consider another option! snicho
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 11, 2011
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Nov 16, 2012
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That's awesome you take your daughter out climbing. Reminds me of my old man making me go down double blacks when I was 12...it all pays off for sure! Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Joined May 4, 2011
700 points
Nov 16, 2012
BirminghamBen wrote:
Busy but climbable.

So busy that I could hypothetically wait until a week before driving down before reserving a cabin?

snicho wrote:
May consider another option!

Are you referring to another climbing location or lodging? Any recommendations?

Ben Brotelho wrote:
That's awesome you take your daughter out climbing. Reminds me of my old man making me go down double blacks when I was 12...it all pays off for sure!

We've had some not so pleasant days, but we've been able to get away from the crowds so far. It sounds like it will be tough to do this at HP40.

Even with an infant, it sure beats having your belayer pregnant! That didn't work out so nicely last year. My wife feels so bad, she let me build a woodie... Now I'm trying to get a New Year's climbing trip out of it too.
Kenny Clark
From State College, PA
Joined Aug 14, 2009
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