Future Huts with your help!
September is drawing to a close and the termination dust is inching further down the mountains. We’re entering another season, and Alaska Huts is taking this time to reflect on a summer well spent. For Alaska Huts, this summer has been an exciting time, starting off with a $150,000 grant from the Atwood Foundation for the Spencer Glacier Hut, the first of three huts in the Glacier Discovery hut-to-hut system. Since then, Alaska Huts has secured nearly 40% of the budget to build the Spencer Glacier Hut, thanks to key individual donors.
As many of you are familiar with, Alaska Huts has been envisioning the Glacier Discovery hut-to-hut system circa 2008, when the Forest Service began working on Glacier Discovery infrastructure – from Spencer Glacier and Grandview Whistlestop development along the Alaska Railroad corridor to the 1.6 million dollar bridge stretching across the Placer River. The first hut in the Glacier Discovery hut-to-hut system is the Spencer Glacier Hut, followed by a hut accessible via Grandview Whistlestop at Bartlett Glacier and a hut at Trail Glacier.
The Glacier Discovery hut-to-hut system is uniquely positioned along the Alaska Railroad corridor to allow access to those that are less abled. By supporting Alaska Huts’ endeavors to build the Spencer Glacier Hut, you are supporting the vision to complete the Glacier Discovery hut-to-hut system, creating future outdoor opportunities for generations of Alaskans and visitors to Alaska alike.
We are seeking your help to raise $80,000 in individual donations by the end of 2021. We need an additional $30,000 to reach this next step. Can we count you in on this pivotal step towards a new Hut?
You can donate to the Hut Fund here: https://www.alaskahuts.org/thehutfund/