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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…

Manitoba Cabin With Kids: Come One, Come All!

woman smiling

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…

Guest Post: Shawn Lyons’ Manitoba Wanderings

Man walking down a gravel road in thick forest

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…

Staff Post: Welcoming Kenzie to AK Huts

Kenzie Barnwell

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…