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Lodges and Huts

Letters of Peter Grubb
September 15, 1936

Dear Grandpa,

Well here I am back at school after a grand and interesting trip on the north face of Shasta. I regret that I was unable to visit Horse Camp. The main reason being that the trip was sent to Shasta in order to study the Hotlum and Bolum Glaciers, which was successfully done. However we did make a first ascent of the north face up the Hotlum Glacier.

Rather steep, but exceedingly interesting. On the enclosed sketch map you will see our travels on and about the mountain. 'In the party were: Oliver Kehrlein from S. F., Tom Hunt from McCloud, Tiler Van de Grift from L. A., Bill Murray from S. F., Torq Bedayaen from S. F., and myself. We were on the mountain for four full days.

Climbing the mountain was most interesting to me because I had done nothing like it before. We roped up on the glacier at 9:30 a.m. after a long hike from Timberline Camp and were on the rope till lunch, cutting steps etc. We did not return to camp until midnight that night (18 hours of hard work). I took a number of pictures and I will bring them down if I go down this fall.

Enclosed is the list of birds (complete). Hope all is well and I hope to see you soon.

Love from, Peter

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