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

Photo by William Finley.

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 Travis Taylor.

Rosies Roost on the Eklutna Glacier in the Chugach Mountains.

Photo by Greg Bragiel.

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. 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: Clean outhouse. Touch up painting exterior with red oil paint. Clean downstairs ceiling. Thank you to Michael Mcdaniel and Herrick Sullivan for carrying in supplies on December 23 (gallon of red oil paint, Duct tape, paint brushes and shop towels). Many thanks to Hutmeister Vicky Lytle for helping to make the Mint Hut a welcoming destination.

  • Bomber Hut – 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. Supplies to be carried in: Fire extinguisher. Thanks to Jesse (?) for carrying in: broom from Mint to Bomber hut.

  • 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. Many thanks to Pete Holden and Randy Williams for repairing the kerosene tank.

  • Pichler's Perch – Maintenance Alert/Needs: none. As of April 1, 2019 human waste barrel is 1/3 full, the second is empty. Many WAG bags and trash compactor bags present. No stove fuel present. Coleman stove working. 
  • Han's Hut – Maintenance Alert/Needs: none. As of April 3, 2019 human waste 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. 

  • Rosie's Roost – Maintenance Alert/Needs: none. Supplies to be carried in: lantern globe for 285A700 and a 5-gallon human waste bucket. As of April 4, 2019 human waste barrel is 2/3 full, the second is empty. Many wag bags present, no trash compactor bags present. 1 gallon stove fuel present. Coleman stove working. 

  • 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: none.

Jonathan Rupp Strong, Board Representative; Greg Bragiel, MCA Huts Chairman,, (907) 350-5146

Page Last Updated: January 1, 2020


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