Cabin trip to Little Donna Lake


UAF Students: $100, Staff/Faculty $115


Thursday, October 5th:

5:00pm - Required pre-trip meeting at the Outdoor Adventures office.

-Bring all gear that you are taking on the trip.


Saturday, October 7th:  

8:00am - Meet at Outdoor Adventures

                  - Drive to the trailhead

11:00am - Hike/snowshoe to Cabin


Sunday, October 8th:  

8:00am - Breakfast

10:00am - Pack up, head back to vehicles

4:00 pm - Arrive at UAF vehicles

5:00 pm - Arrive back at UAF


Trip Description:

We will be hiking 5 miles to the Little Donna Lake Cabin. The wilderness cabin provides a warm escape from the cold and the remote setting provides a relaxing break from busy student life. Trip cost includes food, transportation, gear, and trip leaders.


Things to bring:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Backpack
  • Warm winter boots (OA can supply mountaineering boots)
  • Trekking poles
  • Shell jacket
  • Shell Pants or snow/ski pants
  • 2-Synthetic long underwear bottoms (1-light and 1 heavy)
  • 2-Synthetic tops (1-light and 1-heavy)
  • Fleece pants or puffy pant  
  • Fleece jacket or wool sweater
  • Puffy coat 
  • 3- pairs of warm (wool or synthetic) socks 
  • 2-Warm wool or fleece hats  
  • 2-Gloves and/or Mittens
  • Neck gaiter and/or face mask
  • Cup, bowl, fork and spoon 
  • TP in zip lock bag 
  • 2-one quart water bottles 
  • Personal medication, necessary toiletries


  • Book, journal and pencil, playing cards
  • Headlamp
  • Camera
  • Spare glasses/contacts
  • Camp booties for in the cabin

Items in Bold Face are available from Outdoor Adventures for free use on our trips!  OA also provides group gear such as stoves, cooking pots, fuel, water filters, rain tarps, a group first aid kit, and other safety gear.   


Refund Policy:

Payment in full is required to sign up for a trip.  A 100% refund is available if you notify the Outdoor Adventures Office of the cancellation more than two weeks (14 days) before the first day of the trip.  Cancellation two weeks to 3 days (13 to 3 days) before the trip entitles the participant to a 50% refund. No refund is provided if the participant does not show up or cancels 2 days or less prior to the trip.


Safety and Risk Management:

Due to the nature of outdoor travel there are certain inherent risks in all of Outdoor Adventure‚Äôs trips.  Acceptable risks include but are not limited to: hiking or snowshoeing over rough uneven terrain with a heavy backpack on, hiking or snowshoeing up and down steep inclines with icy and loose footing, having wet feet and clothing.  Conditions could include freezing temperatures, snowstorms, rain, sleet and high winds.  Driving risks may include slick roads, poor visibility and wildlife.  Alaska is a wild place - you need to take ultimate responsibility for your own safety as only you can. For your protection we require you to carry health insurance.  You can purchase insurance for $2.60/day from the University (ask for details). All info is subject to change due to safety, weather, current conditions, etc.!  Trip will be canceled if temperatures are -20f or colder.  

If you have any questions, please contact us or visit our office in the SRC.