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Missing Egypt Hut

Report Submitted by JackB
(trip) Date: Friday Feb 09, 2024

Submitted: Saturday Feb 10, 2024 at 23:16

Participants:

Me and Paul

Discussion:

On Friday we skied into Egypt Hut from the Sunshine Village parking lot via Healy Pass, and returned the same way. Or to be more precise, we skied into where Egypt Hut used to be. Since the mid-1980s I have enjoyed doing this day trip at least once every winter. It was always a treat to have lunch while sitting in front of the fire, before beginning the climb back up to Healy Pass and out. The last time I was able to do this was on February 27, 2020, just before the pandemic started. The hut was still there but boarded up when I was there on December 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021. When I returned on January 10, 2022 the hut was gone, so I am guessing it was demolished in the summer of 2021. I have heard rumours of the possibility of a replacement hut being built, but no sign of that on today's trip. We had a beautiful sunny day, and the snow was surprisingly good from Healy Pass down to the Hut and back. 24.4 km, 1060 m, 7.5 h.



Total distance: 24.40 Km

Egypt Hut on Feb. 27, 2020.

Having lunch in the hut on Feb. 27, 2020, for what turned out to be the last time. I will miss that.

Egypt Hut boarded up on Dec. 1, 2020.

Egypt Hut on Mar. 31, 2021.

All that was left of the Hut on Jan. 10, 2022.

No sign of a new hut on Feb. 9, 2024.

Arriving at Healy Pass after climbing up from the missing Egypt Hut.





6 comment(s) posted

Comments:



2024-02-11 at 06:04 - comment by MaSid

Hmmm. Not much was learned from the official parks Canada website.





2024-02-11 at 07:26 - comment by Jasonvilly

I saw a RFP online for 3 huts by Parks Canada last year. Pretty sure Egypt was on the list.

But like you, sure was sad to see it taken out.





2024-02-11 at 07:36 - comment by MaSid

Bryant Creek shelter removed also? Anybody know what the third one would be?





2024-02-11 at 08:35 - comment by Helen Read

Someone told me they were replacing the small hut on Castle Mountain? And putting it a bit further back than the current footprint.





2024-02-11 at 09:48 - comment by SkierRoger

I talked with Parks Canada earlier this season regarding the status of these huts. Was told both Bryant and Egypt Lake huts are to be rebuilt and expected to open in 2025. No mention of a 3rd.





2024-02-11 at 17:23 - comment by Carole

Such beautiful memories and photos, Jack! Thank you!



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