This hut is amazing and much different than other mountaineering huts I like to visit in the spring. For one thing it is huge, with bunks to sleep 13. There is a wood stove and wall made mostly of windows we grand views toward the Eklutna Glacier. All this comes at a price though. This hut is notoriously difficult to heat. Luckily, someone had left a good supply of dry spruce and with the mild temperatures were were able to get the hut warmed up to the upper 50s in just a few hours.
More friends joined the group on Saturday and I headed out by myself to join Molly at party in Anchorage. With a little lighter load and better packed trail I was able to make it back to the parking lot in 2 hours and 20 minutes.
This is nice hut and I would like to visit it again in the fall when there are nice colors on the trees.
|Inside the hut|
|View of the hut from the river|
|My rented fat bike equipped with panniers.|
|Taking a break on the trail|
|No ice on Eklutna Lake yet|