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Lodges and Huts

Letters of Peter Grubb
March 1, 1936

Dear Grandpa and Nannie,

I just thought you might be interested in the things which I have been doing with the Sierra Club lately. I just returned from the Lodge at Norden where we had a grand experience in the blizzard which has been raging around there for over a week. We went up Friday night arriving in a roaring blizzard, but we found the lodge quite warm and comfortable.

We skied all the next day in quite a snow storm. Sunday we skied all morning and then at 12:30 we went down and during a 40 mile an hour blizzard dug the car out of a six foot drift of snow. It took almost four hours. Luckily it did not go below 15 degrees F. It did though snow nearly two feet every two hours all Sunday.

We got home at one o'clock A. M. I suppose you heard about my Yosemite ski trip. We had a grand time and had a magnificent sunset view, of the Main Crest, covered with snow, from Glacier Point. I have been quite lucky and was appointed to the Rock Climbing Schedule. I have also been going rock climbing every Sunday, except when I go to Norden.

Some day soon I want to go down there and climb those peaks which are quite near you, I understand. I have been planning ever since last Christmas to go to Mt. Shasta early next July to do some climbing. Two of us are planning, if possible to camp on the summit. Later on in July I am planning to go to the Grand Tetons National Park to climb the Tetons. I hope you are all well and I hope to see you all soon.

Love from Peter


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