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Description

15' x 12' log chalet style cabin with a deck.

Facilities

2 single wooden bunks, 3 double bunk, 8 loft bunks, Table and bench, Wood stove, Cooking counter, Food cupboard and shelves, Cooler, Broom and dustpan, Log book, Shovel and bucket, Wood shed, Outhouse, Emergency signal. Water available from nearby stream. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

16

Area

Mainland northwest of Juneau

Location

13 miles northwest of Juneau near Auke Bay. Trail head is at 12.3 Mile Glacier Highway.

Access

By hiking, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing over 3-mile partially planked Auke Ne Trail through muskeg, with 150-foot elevation gain.

Terrain

Cabin is located in a sub alpine meadow 1550 feet above the Mendenhall Valley.

Special Features

Cross-country skiing is excellent in winter, with close access to Spaulding Meadows and an undeveloped trail to Peterson Lake Cabin (map and compass are recommended). Skis or snowshoes are recommended in winter. Great views of Juneau, Chilkat Mountains, Admiralty Island and numerous ice field peaks. NOTE: Cabin is open to the public a warming shelter from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher and fire starter. It's a good idea to bring your own water or treat all water before using.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Propane

More Info

Closest water in summer is Auk Nu Creek, 3/8 mile down the trail. Treat all water before using. Wood is not provided, so you must bring your own if you wish to use the stove. Cabin is heated by a propane wall furnace. Propane is supplied. Bears frequent area.

USGS Topo Map

Juneau B-2

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 58.4094444
Longitude: -134.6966667

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