The Mint Hut near the Mint Glacier in the Talkeetna 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

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.

  • Scandinavian Peaks Hut – Maintenance alert/needs- None.

  • Mint Hut – Hutmeister Vicky Lytle. Four Human waste barrels changed out November 2017 by Pollux aviation. Supplies that need to go in: Broom, Mineral spirits, Red oil paint, White oil paint, Roller brushes. New hut log. Maintenance alert/needs- Paint second floor walls with white oil paint.   Touch up painting exterior. Bring out old hut log. Thank you to members of MCA Summer Mountaineering Instructional Trip for completing maintenance June 13-16, 2018: General cleaning, organizing, carry out a lot of trash.  Thank you to DNR group for completing maintenance July 18-20, 2018: Inside Upstairs loft: bleached and wiped all walls in preparation for painting, Downstairs: Kitchen area: Bleached walls, interior door, counter. Outside: Front door painted red color, roof: removed chipped paint from gable and painted red.  Thank you to Vicky Lytle for completing maintenance: Carried in Kilz paint and painted loft area thee coats, carried out trash. Cable sling for human waste barrels has been located.

  • Bomber Hut – Supplies that need to go in: Broom. Maintenance alert/needs- Scrape and paint outside wood. Install two windows in kitchen area. Clean with TSP and paint inside walls of hut. Supplies are on site. Thank you to members of MCA Summer Mountaineering Instructional Trip completing maintenance June 16-19, 2018: Cleaning, Install weather-stripping, deadbolts interior and exterior of door.  

  • Dnigi Hut – Supplies that need to go in: Lantern globes. Maintenance alert/needs- Evaluation of hut structural integrity, mold concerns.

  • Pichler's Perch –Human waste barrels changed June 2017 with Alpine Air. One barrel is 1/3 full. Second is empty. Many wag bags and trash compactor bags present.  No stove fuel present. Coleman stove working. Maintenance alert/needs- None.

  • Han's Hut – Human waste barrels changed June 2017 with Alpine Air. One barrel is 3/4 full. Second is empty. No wag bags or trash compactor bags present. 1/3 gallon stove fuel present. Coleman stove working. Maintenance alert/needs- None.

  • Rosie's Roost – Human waste barrels changed June 2017 with Alpine Air. One barrel is 2/3 full. Second is empty. Many wag bags present, No trash compactor bags present. 1 gallon stove fuel present. Coleman stove working. Maintenance alert/needs- Lantern globe needed for 285A700. 5 gallon human waste poo bucket.

  • 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.

  • Additional supplies available for placement at any hut: Wag bags (~ 100) for human waste collection/ pack out along Eklutna Traverse. One functional Coleman stove. Tools: Saw, Pliers, Screw drivers, 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  350-5146

Updated April 12, 2019

Hut Inventory

Check out the linked document below for a list of dimensions of the huts and appliances installed.


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MCA Huts Inventory
List of MCA Huts' dimensions and installed appliances.

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