Calendar of Events
Board meetings take place on the third Wednesday of the month. See Contacting us for the specific time and place.
Italy: Hut-to-Hut—A Week in the Dolomites
Slide Show & Huts Celebration
Date: Friday May 10, 2013
Location: Wilda Marston Theater, Loussac Library, Anchorage
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Professional Alaska photographer and artist Mark McDermott will show slides of a week-long hut-to-hut trek in the spectacular Dolomite Mountains and refugios of Italy. This is the headline show of Alaska Huts' Annual Meeting and Huts Celebration. Look for updates on hut projects, wine by Crush Wine Bistro, homemade cheesecake and other refreshments, and a special feature, Hats for Huts.
Hats for Huts will display about 30 hand-knit hats custom-made for this event, and sell them in a silent auction format. These are the product of creative imaginations and expert knitters. We have reports of an Alaska flag “Mohawk” hat, elegant retro hats, a hat with Alaska place names knitted right in, qiviut hats, hats with knitted flowers, an octopus hat, and hats for infants. There is something here for the stylish lady, the outdoor gent, the kids, the cold of winter, and the sportiness of summer—creative hand-knit hats of all kinds. Worth seeing. Worth bidding on. All proceeds go to Alaska Huts, and the hats receiving highest bids win their creators free nights at Manitoba Cabin, so the competition is on. See sample hat photos on our Facebook page.
The evening opens with wine and finger food and Hats for Huts, followed by the feature presentation. After the show—homemade cheesecake and a chance to admire and bid on the remaining hats.
Form a Group, Make a Reservation!
Anybody from the general public may organize a group and rent space at Manitoba Cabin, with sleeping for the group
(up to 8) in a private yurt. To keep it simple during the startup season, the board has decided that sleeping space “by the bunk” will
not be offered till later. Forming a group of family or friends to fill the yurt makes hut use fun and highly affordable.
For more information or to make reservations, call Michael Henrich at 907-632-6440.
Hut rates are below those of huts in the Lower 48, Europe, or New Zealand and are
a bargain if you can mostly fill a yurt. While initial reservations will be in person, an online reservations
system is the goal, with a target “go-live” date of Feb. 1, 2013 at www.alaskahuts.org or via Facebook.
Alaska Huts members are active in the outdoors and like to share experiences with others, so we let you know about trips here and encourage you to join us. These are cooperative trips for fun and building camaraderie along the trail but are not guided excursions. Participants must take full responsibility for packing and using the proper clothing, equipment, and food, and for exercising their own good judgment along the way.
For information on current trips, visit our Facebook page.
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