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Woodstock Success

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…

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October 15, 2018

A New World – Tenderfoot Trail To 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…

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July 10, 2018

Spring Work Weekend: May 19th

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….

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May 9, 2018

Goals Met For A Flannel Affair!

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 experiences is part of our job, and Thursday night’s opportunity to create even more of those experiences in Alaska’s backcountry was the perfect stepping stone for 2018 and beyond. Thanks to you, dear members, guests, and auction-bidders, we raised nearly $10,000 for Alaska Huts Association’s current and future projects! What now? We put our heads down and get to work maintaining the high standard we’ve set for Manitoba Cabin and Yurts at Mile 48 of the Seward Highway, with new programs, fun activities, and chances…

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April 16, 2018

Why Flannel?

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…

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April 11, 2018

Kids to Parks Day Saturday, May 19 At Manitoba

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…

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April 9, 2018

Important Information For Manitoba Cabin Visitors

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…

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April 8, 2018

Alaska Huts: What’s Important?

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…

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April 3, 2018

Moving Forward

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. Every fall at our…

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March 15, 2018

Manitoba Cabin With Kids: Come One, Come All!

I woke up Sunday morning to the sounds of kids trying to be quiet. Clinks and clanks, coupled with “SHHHHHH” and a few thuds as firewood was loaded into the little wood stove of Manitoba Cabin. It was chilly, only about 30 F, and somebody had obviously decided to take charge and start the fire…

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February 15, 2018

Guest Post: Shawn Lyons’ Manitoba Wanderings

Friends had talked for years of their stays at Manitoba Hut. They spoke glowingly, but they spoke of it as a winter destination for skiing, not as a summer destination for hiking. They spoke of carving up Manitoba Mountain, not climbing Manitoba Mountain. They spoke of skiing up creeks, not hiking trails. It just did…

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January 8, 2018

Staff Post: Welcoming Kenzie to AK Huts

My name is Kenzie and I am excited to be a part of Alaska Huts Staff as Operations Manager. My position manages day-to-day operations of AK Huts, including social media and upkeep of Manitoba, general fundraising and event planning. I joined AK Huts late this past summer, and love the Huts community! I was born…

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November 19, 2017

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