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

Photo by Wayne Todd.

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.

Rosies Roost on the Eklutna Glacier in the Chugach Mountains.

Photo by Greg Bragiel.

Seth Holden Hut

Seth Holden Hut was built in 2018. It can be accessed from the Bomber Hut or a trail between Mint and Dnigi Huts

  • Water: Glacial fed stream and lakes (distance and direction North?) nearby.
  • Outhouse: Downhill not far from the hut (distance and direction?), burn your used toilet paper.
  • Inventory: Bring your own fuel and stove. Sleeps how many? insulated. Does it have a lantern?  Does it have books and reading material or anything else of note? 
  • Location: North Northeast of Montana Peak in a north facing glacier cirque overlooking the Kashwitna drainage. 4.6 miles northest of the Bomber Hut, about 12.6 miles from the Reed Lakes trailhead. Elevation ~4450 feet.
  • Coordinates: 61° 54' 28.08'' N,  149° 2' 34.08'' W (61.9078, -149.0428)

Access

 

Accessing the hut requires glacier travel skills and goes through avalanche terrain. Beware of inherent risks.

Via Reek Lakes: Refer to the page for Bomber Hut for directions to the Bomber Hut. From that hut reference the Topo map attached below for suggested routes. Can someone please provide better route detail here? 

Via Mint Hut: Refer to the page for Mint Hut for directions to the Mint Hut. From that hut reference the Topo map attached below for suggested routes. Can someone please provide better route detail here?.

History

Construction: Built in summer 2018. Need someone to add details here.

Hatcher Pass Mountaineering Huts Group

The HPMHG was formed in response to a tremendous increase of snowmachine activity in the spring of 2013 on the Snowbird Glacier and other surrounding areas including the Snowbird Hut, Bomber Hut and Mint Hut. This increase in activity is associated with the implementation of new boundaries in the updated Hatcher Pass Management Plan (adopted November, 2010 and implemented December, 2012). The snowmachine activity on the approach to the huts and in and around the huts constitutes a clear safety issue and certainly changes the experience. The solution to this problem will require effort and understanding by all parties. Our group is focusing on education and outreach as the path to having all users enjoy the bounty of the Hatcher Pass area.

We ask you to assist State Parks in reporting boundary violations on the attached form (Incident reporting form). Please email the completed report to the addresses listed on the form.

Please help and volunteer with outreach, education and reporting. Thank you for supporting the HPMHG, the State Parks and all users of the Hatcher Pass area. For more information, contact Ralph Baldwin, Cory Hinds, Jayme Mack, Cindi Squire or Harry Hunt at: hatcherpassmountaineeringhuts@gmail.com.


Downloads


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Seth Holden Hut Topo Map
Topo Map showing possible routes to the Seth Holden Hut from Bomber, Mint and Dnigi.

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Gallery
Seth Holden Hut shortly after construction in 2018. Photo © Micheal Meyers Seth Holden Hut viewed from the North Photo © Michael Meyers

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