Rosie’s Roost was built in 1968, it is part of the Eklutna Traverse and was originally called Eagle Glacier Cabin.

Photo by Greg Bragiel.

Crevasse rescue training at the MCA's Basic Mountaineering School.

Photo by Dean Carman.

Climbers on the Matanuska Glacier during the annual MCA ice climbing festival.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

The Matanuska Glacier as viewed from Mt. Wickersham.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

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Huts   >   MCA Huts

MCA huts offer the safety and comfort of a mountain retreat in remote locations throughout Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains. They are simple, basic structures set among breathtaking scenery. MCA members have full access to these wonderful refuges, they can be linked as winter or summer traverses, provide a basecamp while climbing nearby granite spires, or a place to recover after a peak bagging expedition. Whatever the reason treat them with respect, enjoy the experience they provide, and leave them better than you found them.

Tom Choate repairs Hans Hut. Photo © Greg Bragiel A fine day at Pichlers. Photo © Greg Bragiel Hut work at Rosies. Photo © Greg Bragiel Beer campaign at Rosies. Photo © Greg Bragiel
Hans Hut in winter.  Photo © Travis Taylor Traversers enjoy the sun at Hans Hut. Photo © Greg Bragiel Marybeth Bragiel paints trim at the Scandinavian Peak Hut. Photo © Greg Bragiel A freshly trim painted Scandinavian Peak Hut. Photo © Greg Bragiel
A freshly trim painted Scandinavian Peak Hut and outhouse. Thanks Greg and Marybeth.  Photo © Greg Bragiel Ray paints at Rosies. Photo © Greg Bragiel Marcin and John work at Rosies. Photo © Greg Bragiel Skiers pose at Hans' Hut.  Photo © Greg Bragiel
Tom and Neil repair Hans'.  Photo © Greg Bragiel Wayne, Carrie, Chris and Toby enjoy the sun and views at the Scandinavian Peak Hut.    Photo © Wayne Todd The Mint Hut glistens in the winter sun.  Photo © Travis Taylor The Mint Hut roof replacement crew pose for a picture. 
Boy Scout Troop 380 and MCA volunteers. Photo © Greg Bragiel
Becky Wang hikes from the Mint Hut.  Photo © Wayne Todd The Bomber Hut. Photo © Greg Bragiel




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