Start planning now to get yourself up to the mountains this summer. Clair Tappaan Lodge is proud to announce a series of summer activities including its Eighth Annual Summer Fundraiser “Into the Woods.” The Lodge web page includes coming special programs and directions. The Lodge is easily accessible from I-80.
The summer activities range from Grandparents/Grandkids program, Fly Fishing, Hiking and Kayaking in the Sierra, Land Navigation, Painting along the Sierra Trails, and various other activities that get you out onto the mountains and into the Lake Tahoe forest. Even if you come alone, be prepared to meet a group of friendly people who love the mountains as much as you do.
Our annual fundraiser will be Fri. – Sun., Aug. 17 – 19, at the Lodge on Donner Summit. For details see http://motherlode.sierraclub.org/sierranevada/8.htm. This weekend event supports the Lodge as well as its scholarship fund for youth groups to participate in the Lodge’s environmental-education program. All are invited. The fee is $155 for all of the activities from Friday afternoon until the Sunday hikes after breakfast (and your bag lunch); for just Saturday, including dinner, the cost is $50 per person.
After dinner on Friday night the Donner Historical Society will present a speaker, followed by the traditional campfire with s’mores and brandy. On Saturday there will be a large menu of hikes with interesting themes. These have proven to be popular at our previous summer fundraisers. Following the hikes there will be a wine-and-cheese reception with music by well-known Nevada City cellist David Eby at Hutchinson Lodge from 3 – 4:30 pm. At 4:30 there will be a walk to the newly designated “Brody Trees” and dedication of a trail sign for it. Saturday night’s speaker will be Harry Weldon, the engineer on one of the 1960s wing additions to the Lodge. Throughout the weekend there will be an art silent auction and a raffle for an overnight stay at Clair Tappaan Lodge and a 50/50 raffle.
I hope to see you there.
Olivia Diaz, Clair Tappaan Lodge Committee