The Sierra Club owns and operates four backcountry huts for skiers and snowshoers in the Donner Summit/LakeTahoe area. Maintenance is done by volunteers on weekends. The first volunteer opportunities begin as the snow melts: cutting firewood that will be stacked in the cabins before the following winter. The Club provides tools and supplies; all you need to bring is gear for an overnight backpack, clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and a healthy attitude toward manual labor.
If you are interested, contact leaders for the following dates:
- Ludlow Hut, June 11-12: Jason McLachlan, propwash876 at gmail.com
- Grubb Hut, June 18-19: Dick Simpson, hut.coord at yahoo.com
- Benson Hut, June 25-26: Jim Gannon, jgannon99 at sbcglobal.net
- Grub Hut, July 9-10: Dick Simpson, hut.coord at yahoo.com
The July weekend is a backup in case there’s still too much snow in June. For more information, click here.