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Description

South half of double A-frame cabin (14ft x 40ft). No windows.

Facilities

4 single wooden bunks, Table, 2 chairs, Fuel oil heater, Log book, Upper level loft, Broom and dustpan, 12ft x 12ft meat shed shared with Tanis Mesa South, Outhouse, Windsock (15 MPH), Airstrip 1800ft x 50ft

Capacity

5

Area

Yakutat Forelands

Location

50 miles (80 km) southeast of Yakutat near Tanis Mesa. It is situated between Tanis Mesa and the Brabazon Mountain Range.

Access

Wheeled aircraft only.

Terrain

Relatively flat with primarily blueberry bushes with interspersed cottonwood, alder and willow beginning about 1/2 mile from cabin.

Special Features

Tanis Mesa is a unique geologic feature that rises to about 500 feet above cabin 1/2 mile (800 m) to west. Tanis Lake is 2 miles north of cabin and can be hiked to relatively easily except last 1/4 mile (400 m), which is dense brush. Tanis Lake is a spectacular glacial lake with Fassett Glacier cascading into it at northeast end. Excellent mountain goat hunting in Brabazon Range; excellent moose and brown bear hunting around cabin.

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Fuel for the oil heater (#1 stove oil) drinking water, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher and fire starter.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Oil (#1 stove oil)

More Info

Brabazon Mountain Range about 1 mile to east, with elevations over 3000ft (915 m).

USGS Topo Map

Yakutat A-2

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 59.24833333
Longitude: -138.5027778

Tanis Mesa South Cabin