Help prepare Sierra Club huts for winter
Your editor at Bradley Hut in winter. Photo: Dick Simpson
Have a fun weekend volunteering at one of the Club's backcountry huts in the Tahoe area. The Sierra Club owns and maintains four huts in the Lake Tahoe area for recreation. Each cabin provides rustic sleeping areas and has a wood stove and pit toilet. These cabins are used as crosscountry ski destinations by members and others. Reservations and payment for their use are made through the Club's Clair Tappaan Lodge.
During the fall, volunteer work parties stock firewood and perform other cleaning and maintenance chores. Each hut is a short backpack or dirt road drive during the fall. The crisp mountain air and the opportunity to take a short hike and enjoy fall colors reflected in a nearby lake at the end of the work day is a volunteer benefit. There is good company and the satisfaction of providing emergency shelter for skiers and snowshoers.
No experience is necessary; the only requirement is a healthy attitude toward manual labor. The Club provides food and tools; you need only bring gear for a simple overnight backpack trip. Contact the leader below if you want to volunteer. The huts exist only because of the generous contributions from their users and friends.
September 6-7, Benson Hut, Coordinator: Jim Gannon, 707-525-1052,
September 20-21, Peter Grubb Hut, Coordinator: Harvey Ceaser,
September 27-28, Bradley Hut, Coordinators: Hal Tompkins & Joan Marshall,
October 4-5, Ludlow Hut, Coordinator: Dick Simpson, 650-494-9272,
October 11-12, Peter Grubb Hut, Coordinator: Joel Brody 510-531-6566,