Hans' Hut on the Whiteout Glacier in the Chugach Mountains.

Photo by Travis Taylor.

The Mint Hut near the Mint Glacier in the Talkeetna Mountains.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

Rosies Roost on the Eklutna Glacier in the Chugach Mountains.

Photo by Greg Bragiel.

Scandinavian Peaks Hut on the Matanuska Glacier in the Chugach Mountains.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

Current Inventory & Needs

UPDATE: In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Governor of Alaska has issued health mandates. These mandates include specifics related to camping and cabin use. The specifics include "Reservations only. Walk-ins prohibited" and "Non-household members are prohibited from sharing any cabin, tent, or other lodging." MCA does not have a reservation system for the huts, nor any way to ensure that multiple households do not share a hut. Therefore, users are advised that using the huts may be contrary to the Governor's health mandates.

Hut Needs and Notes

If you are headed to one of the MCA huts, please consult the notes below to see what needs to be carried to the huts or fixed. All huts have tools and materials so that anyone can make basic repairs. Hutmeisters are needed for each hut: If you have a favorite hut and would like to take the lead on checking on the hut and organizing maintenance the MCA would greatly appreciate your help!

All Huts - The MCA Board of Directors has decided to phase out the Coleman cooking stoves in the huts. In the future, as a stove fails, it will not be replaced. Be prepared- take your own stove. Additional supplies available for placement at any hut: WAG bags (approx. 100) for human waste collection/pack out along Eklutna Traverse. One functional Coleman stove. Tools: saw, pliers, screwdrivers, metal snips, stapler, hammer, paint tray, 2 roller brushes, 4 paint rollers, door lock set, crowbar, caulk gun, socket set.  

  • Mint Hut (Hutmeister Vicky Lytle) – Maintenance Alert/Needs: closed for maintenance July 17-19, 2020. Clean outhouse. Painting exterior with red oil paint. Clean downstairs ceiling. Consider: SS counters, Replace front door w. insulated steel door, tent platforms?

  • Bomber Hut – Maintenance Alert/Needs: closed for maintenance July 20-22, 2020. Scrape and paint outside wood. Install two windows in kitchen area. Clean with TSP and paint inside walls of hut. Supplies are on site. Supplies to go in: fire extinguisher. Consider a foyer?

  • Dnigi Hut – Maintenance Alert/Needs: evaluation of hut structural integrity, mold concerns. Supplies to be carried in: lantern globes. 
  • Holden Hut – Maintenance Alert/Needs: none. Supplies to go in: dual fuel lantern, 8x11 photo frame, Paxson's map of the Bomber Traverse.

  • Pichler's Perch – Maintenance Alert/Needs: none. No stove fuel present. Coleman stove working. As of May 17, 2020: Human Waste barrels: 3 empty, 1 is 2/3 full. Many thanks to Brad Nelson and Alpha Aviation for May 17, 2020 helo mission. Installed vent modification. Delivered supplies: lantern mantles, 50 trash compactor bags. Supplies to go in: none.

  • Han's Hut – Maintenance Alert/Needs: install window hold open clasp. Human waste barrel change out.1/3 gallon stove fuel present. Coleman stove working. Supplies to go in: none. Many thanks to Brad Nelson and Alpha Aviation for May 17, 2020 helo mission. Installed vent modification. Replaced window shutter. Delivered supplies: lantern mantles, 50 trash compactor bags. 

  • Rosie's Roost – Maintenance Alert/Needs: Human waste barrel change out. 1-gallon stove fuel present. Coleman stove working. Hut renovation planned for July 2020. Supplies to go in: lantern globes for 285A700, 5-gallon poo bucket, trash compactor bags, logbook, lantern mantles.

  • ALL EKLUTNA TRAVERSE HUTS – ET travelers should take trash compactor bags along. Human waste system WAG bags being used inappropriately. These bags are for packing out NOT placing into onsite human waste barrels. For depositing human waste onsite, use 5-gallon bucket lined with trash compactor bag, place tied bag into onsite human waste barrel.

  • Scandinavian Peaks Hut – Maintenance Alert/Needs: Mike Meekins reported "On a fly by I noticed the door of the Scandinavian Hut open. Snow likely inside the hut."

  • All Huts – The MCA Board of Directors has decided to phase out the Coleman cooking stoves in the huts. In the future, as a stove fails, it will not be replaced. Be prepared- take your own stove. Additional supplies available for placement at any hut: WAG bags (approx. 100) for human waste collection/pack out along Eklutna Traverse. One functional Coleman stove. Tools: saw, pliers, screwdrivers, metal snips, stapler, hammer, paint tray, 2 roller brushes, 4 paint rollers, door lock set, crowbar, caulk gun, socket set.  

Jonathan Rupp Strong, Board Representative; Greg Bragiel, MCA Huts Chairman, huts@mtnclubak.org, (907) 350-5146

Page Last Updated: May 24, 2020


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