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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 friends with four-wheelers. An awesome volunteer brought new camp chairs to better enjoy the firepit. Folks and their small family members were running around Manitoba, concentrated on cleaning a Yurt, the sauna, or lining the pathways with heavy Canyon Creek stones. The energy was high, and the progress was tangible.

snow river string band

Snow River String Band

 

To top off the gorgeous fall day, Seward’s own Snow River String Band joined us for the evening. A young bluegrassy band featuring a banjo, fiddle, guitar, and an upright bass, they were an absolute pleasure to hear in the beautiful setting of Manitoba – particularly with a Cynosure brewing beer in hand!

Michael Henrich getting a drink

Michael Henrich, long-time board member, enjoying a mug of Cynosure Brewing beer.

Haley and Laura on four-wheeler

Haley and Laura working hard with the four-wheeler and a big haul of gravel!

A huge thank you to those of you who joined us for Woodstock; and the folks who donated chairs, beers, or lent a four-wheeler. It takes a village to take care of a backcountry hut, and we are lucky enough to have a supportive, hardworking community to help us do so. On that note, our membership expires on September 1st. If you’d like to continue to support Alaska Huts and receive membership perks, visit our website to donate for the 2018/2019 year: https://www.alaskahuts.org/membership/ or call us at 9079524887. We rely on membership support to take care of Manitoba, provide backcountry experiences to our non-profit partners, and forge on with creating new Hut opportunities.

See you out there!

-The Alaska Huts Team

children playing in a tree

The youngest generation of Hut members enjoying Manitoba’s playground.

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