The above little Alpine Hut is the destination for many hikers during the summer months, and is a good stop off point to those either coming or going from higher elevations on the mountain.
There is also a little running spring (shown to the left buried beneath the snow) at Horse Camp, and it ensures a reliable source of fresh water.
There are plenty of cleared campsites available after the snow melts out, and a fire ring in front of the hut that offers climbers and campers a place to socialize during cool summer evenings. The Phoenix solar-powered, composting toilet, which is also located on the grounds, converts human waste into a non-toxic end product, making it easier to practice low impact camping.
The stone structure itself houses a guest register, a small library of mountain books, and displays other pertinent information about Mount Shasta, including a lost and found board for climbers.