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Alaska Huts Welcomes New Executive Director

Amy at workshop

NEW LEADERSHIP TEAM HAS EYES SET ON NEW HUT SYSTEM Alaska Huts Association is excited to announce that Amy Dalton has been named the new Executive Director. Amy has served as the Interim Executive Director and brings a rich and varied background to the organization. Amy’s history with Alaska Huts goes all the way back…

Woodstock Success

woodstock crew 2018

This fall, as many of you are aware, we had our annual Woodstock event at Manitoba. The primary goal of Woodstock is to stock Manitoba’s woodshed for the winter, but this year we managed to sneak in quite a bit more. The firepit and paths around the sauna are now graveled, thanks to our generous…

A New World – Tenderfoot Trail To Hale Bop Peak

Hale Bop peak

A new world waits in the mountains above Manitoba Hut, but few know it. Most, after all, use the hut as a base from which to ski or hike Manitoba Mountain. Others use it to just get away for a day or two. Some of these people have probably paused on the bridge crossing Canyon…

Spring Work Weekend: May 19th

couple sitting on log pile looking at photos

Along with many other Alaskans and outdoor enthusiasts, I love staying at backcountry cabins. But I also take my ability to visit cabins like Manitoba for granted. I sign up to stay, get excited about the fact that there is an OVEN to use, pack my bag, and make the most of my experience there….

Goals Met For A Flannel Affair!

Man tipping his hat at event

The 2018 Flannel Affair fundraiser was off-the-charts successful if the many kudos coming from guests who attended are any indication. “Great party!” someone wrote in a note. “Totally lit!” someone else told me as they walked out the door following some fantastic music by Hope Social Club. We agree. After all, helping people have amazing…

Why Flannel?

Flannel donation flyer

The Alaska Huts Association’s primary fundraiser of the year is happening tomorrow night, and while we’re pretty excited about the silent auction items and excellent music by Hope Social Club, we’re also looking forward to something else. The flannel. A Flannel Affair came about because someone knew all about comfortable things. Gala season in Alaska has…

Kids to Parks Day Saturday, May 19 At Manitoba

Kids to park flyer

Even Alaska families need reminders now and then to remind their kids about the benefits of outdoor play. We may live in one of the wildest places in the world, but our children are still party to the busy schedules of families everywhere. That’s why Alaska Huts is proud to be partnering up with the…

Important Information For Manitoba Cabin Visitors

Alaska Huts Logo

Sometime in the overnight hours, Saturday/Sunday, April 7-8, a few vehicles parked at Milepost 48 of the Seward Highway were vandalized. An Alaska Huts volunteer noticed the damage and immediately informed current visitors to Manitoba Cabin, called Alaska State Troopers, and escorted the guests back to their vehicles while waiting for law enforcement to arrive. The…

Alaska Huts: What’s Important?

Father and sun hiking in snow

I first visited Manitoba Cabin in 2014 on a warm, early-spring weeknight. My family and I consider ourselves fairly seasoned campers, so we gathered our gear, a small sled, and trekked 15 minutes from Milepost 48 to the cabin. So far, so good. What struck all of us immediately was this “sweet spot” of casual…

Moving Forward

wood log piles

A lot of people ask what makes Alaska Huts special, and why we are different from public use cabins. I inevitably mention the sauna, or the skiing, or the amenities available at Manitoba Cabin. It’s a lot harder to capture what truly makes Alaska Huts special to me – the community.