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Snowbird Hut Outhouse Tests New Concepts in an Alpine Environment

Posted on: August 24th, 2012 by Alaska Section
Snowbird Hut Outhouse

The new urine separating, solid waste dehydrating outhouse for the Snowbird Hut has been completed and is ready for your visit!  The Snowbird Hut Team is testing a new outhouse design for the alpine environment.  This design uses a specially crafted toilet bowl shaped with a  ’catch chamber’ that drains … Read more…

Only in Alaska! Our Volunteers: Cindi Squire

Posted on: August 7th, 2012 by Alaska Section

Alaska Section Co-Chair Cindi Squire wrote to us about her experiences climbing in Alaska. From the belay, I smile and look back over my shoulder at the immense, sweeping view of the mountains around me. It is amazing to think that some people never get to see this view or … Read more…

Abbey Smith on the Hueco Rock Ranch Celebration

Posted on: July 26th, 2012 by Abbey Smith
Celebrate the Hueco Rock Ranch by Joining the AAC

AAC friend Abbey Smith wrote to us in response to our One Day Member Drive to Celebrate the Hueco Rock Ranch: “When I think of “home” I think of the Hueco Rock Ranch. The place of peace, where I am whole. Desert sunshine. Majestic boulders. Starry nights. Blissful solitude. The place where … Read more…

Our Members: Ross Trainor—Climbing, Fishing, Conserving the Environment

Posted on: June 29th, 2012 by Abbey Smith
Bears!

AAC member Ross Trainor sent us this post about his recent bear and mosquito-plagued climbing and canoeing trip in Alaska.  It was curiosity that brought me into commercial fishing. Curiosity got me to Alaska, and it again made me want to venture up the Naknek River and lake to the … Read more…

Hut Work Party Sept. 3 & 4, 2011 Labor Day !

Posted on: September 5th, 2011 by Alaska Section

The AK Section Volunteers met to complete the install of the roof this weekend by adding the ridge cap.  The beautiful green metal roof is ready for the winter.          

Hut Work Party August 27 & 28, 2011

Posted on: September 5th, 2011 by Alaska Section

The dedicated volunteers met this weekend to complete the install of the new metal roof!  The roofing team of Zack and Andy led the charge by installing the cut pieces on the hut roof.   Harry Hunt and Architect Michael Thompson cut the metal roofing and directed the install. The weather cooperated … Read more…

USGS big picture map of Talkeetna Mtns Area

Posted on: September 1st, 2011 by Alaska Section

This Map will provide a big picture view of the area.  This can be used to view the Bomber Traverse route and other route ideas for your trip.  It also pinpoints the other huts and routes in the area.  Click on the link below to open a .pdf of the … Read more…

Hut Dedication Day! August 20, 2011

Posted on: August 23rd, 2011 by Alaska Section

The Hatcher Pass Area enjoyed sunshine as the group assembled at the trailhead to hike in for Dedication Day of the Snowbird Hut!   The blueberries greated us as we ascended into the mountains!   The group of fourteen assembles on the front deck of the hut.   Roger Robinson (AAC Exit Stratgies Conference & … Read more…

Hut Work Party ~ Aug. 6-7, 2011

Posted on: August 12th, 2011 by Alaska Section

The weekend work party crew gathered at the hut to continue with the projects that need to be completed.  Our volunteers helped remove the remaining debris from the old hut and move it to the staging area for the next helicopter lift, and started building the new outhouse for the … Read more…

July 22, 2011 Work Party

Posted on: August 7th, 2011 by Alaska Section

Additional materials and supplies were dropped via helicopter into the hut on July 20th.  This allowed us to finish off some of the items that need to be completed before the dedication on August 20th.                               … Read more…

Snowbird Hut Update: 7/04/11

Posted on: July 7th, 2011 by Alaska Section

The July 4th Weekend work party was a great success! Thanks to our volunteers we have the metal siding installed on the exterior of the the new hut!  In addition, more interior sheeting was installed on the ceiling and  demolition of the old hut has begun.         … Read more…

Snowbird Hut Update: 7/31/10

Posted on: June 15th, 2011 by Alaska Section

This weekend kicks off the ground breaking work on the new Snowbird hut! There were many volunteers that hiked into the hut for the July 31 – Aug 1 work party.  Areas were leveled and the ground prepared for the base plates that would hold the vertical supports of the … Read more…

Snowbird Hut Update: 3/05/2011

Posted on: March 23rd, 2011 by Alaska Section

Snowbird Hut Work Party March 5 – 8, 2011 Members of the Alaska Section took advantage of an incredible weather window to enjoy another work party at the hut during the first week in March. Cory, Elaina, and Peter Hines joined Harry Hunt and Cindi Squire and helocoptered into the hut … Read more…

Snowbird Hut Directions

Posted on: February 19th, 2011 by Alaska Section

The Snowbird Hut does not afford easy access if you are unfamiliar with the approach.  Listed below are the gps coordinates of the hut and at the bottom of this page a USGS map with the general location of the hut on the edge of the glacier. Please note that winter … Read more…

Snowbird Hut Rules & Guidelines

Posted on: November 23rd, 2010 by Alaska Section

The new hut comes with guidelines and beta to help make your visit the most it can be. Please take a moment to review this so that you will be prepared for your visit to the hut. Visit the Snowbird Hut website. Welcome to the Snowbird Hut! This hut is … Read more…

Snowbird Hut Update: 10/23/2010

Posted on: October 23rd, 2010 by Alaska Section
Hiking up to the Pass in route to the Snowbird Glacier

The Alaska Section took advantage of a good weather window on the weekend of October 23-24 to hike into the hut for our work party.  Joe Stock accompanied Section Co-Chair Harry Hunt and Cindi Squire (Hut Mistress) and provided some incredible pictures of the weekend events. Arriving at the hut, … Read more…

Snowbird Hut Update: 9/26/2010

Posted on: September 26th, 2010 by Alaska Section

The Volunteers of the Alaska Section joined together again the weekend of September 18-19th to celebrate another work party on the Snowbird Hut.  They were rewarded with sunshine, clear blue skies and no wind during a late fall sunny weather window high in the Talkeetna Range.  This weekend saw warm weather, … Read more…

Snowbird Hut Update: 9/04/2010

Posted on: September 4th, 2010 by Alaska Section

‘Hut’s Up? Labor day weekend provided all kinds of weather, but the changing of the seasons did not deter our dedicated volunteers.  Saturday the rain poured down endlessly as the roof plywood was cut and fitted into place.    The windows for the main room were brought into the hut … Read more…

Snowbird Hut Update: 8/31/2010

Posted on: August 31st, 2010 by Alaska Section

Snowbird Hut Update 8-31-2010 On August 19th the materials for the next phase of hut construction were helicoptered into the Snowbird site. Six loads of lumber, plywood, windows, insulation, and other supplies were successfully dropped on site by noon of that day. Co-Chairs James Brady and Harry Hunt dedicated 6 … Read more…

Snowbird Hut Fundraiser Wrap-Up

Posted on: August 27th, 2010 by Alaska Section

The Snowbird Hut fundraiser and party held on August 14th was a grand success! The event was well attended with over 80 participants that came to celebrate at the Alaska Rock Gym. There were picture boards displayed showing the progress made on building the hut at the last work party … Read more…