KMC Huts – FAQs
Don’t count on it! Grassy only sometimes…
The huts fees are based on a non-profit model and provide the only means for annual upkeep and maintenance. Much like buying a fishing or hunting license, the minimal overnight fees are there to ensure that the huts program continues. The KMC does not have the administrative capacity to handle refunds or date changes at this time, and no policy exists to provide this. Please book carefully.
No. When on the traverse, you should plan to spend a night out in case of emergency; it happens. Weather, gear malfunction, navigation issues, injury etc are all manageable if you are adequately prepared.
Check out our info pages for more information as not all cabins are stocked the same way. You’ll need to do your homework before setting out on the traverse. The huts will have functioning wood stoves, propane cook stoves, pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, dish soap and bleach. You’ll need a sleeping pad, propane etc.
This equation has many variables such as: coffee/tea drinkers, number and type of hot meals planned, personal light vs propane lantern, elevation etc. A 1lb propane cylinder will fuel a single 10,000btu Coleman burner for 1.5-2 hours. A propane lantern in good working order will run for 6-8 hours on a 1lb cylinder
Dogs are no longer permitted at Grassy or Steed. You may bring your pup to huckleberry or Copper but please consider the following before bringing your furry friend. Incident within the huts will result in dogs being prohibited
- Tree-wells are a baited trap for dogs
- Deep snow at high elevations can make it impossible to reach your destination, or return home.
- Being caught in an avalanche with your dog can dramatically affect the result of a search
- Ski edges are an extreme hazard to your pup
- Impediment to your dogs ability to travel under their own power exposes the group
- Dogs drive off most wildlife while attracting rodents
- Leaving a tired dog in the hut while you’re out opens the possibility of damage to the hut or having another visitor set your dog free, the cabins are used by many, even if you have an overnight booking
- Cleaning up after a dog in the back-country is near impossible and leaves a mess for spring/summer trips
- Some folks are allergic, fearful or unwilling to have your pet in their sleeping/eating area
- In some parks and protected areas dogs are not permitted at any time of year. Know your area
No, the huts are not locked. Bring your proof of reservation and all is well.
Book carefully! KMC does not currently offer refunds or date changes. You can post your dates on the KMC Facebook page, pass them off to a friend or email and have us release your dates so that someone may enjoy them last minute
Email us within 24 hours and we can help. We’ll need your email, confirmation, Paypal receipt and the available dates you intended to book.
No. Some folks expect privacy when they book a hut. Some are more welcoming but it’s a long way from home to discover that you’re out in the cold or heading home.
Although there are ‘non-motorized’ areas designated around the cabins, you will have visitors throughout the day during busy times. Keep your booking confirmation handy if a conflict arises. If you have a booking, you have the right to politely ask those without an overnight booking to move along. Also note that if you have booked for only 2, you may be joined by new friends
It happens! Email the huts director as soon as possible so we can make a plan to get it fixed up
The trail networks to link the huts for summer use are still being established but you can link Grassy to Steed quite easily. Stay tuned for more progress on this!