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Lodges and Huts

Letters of Peter Grubb
June 4, 1936

Dear Grandpa,

I am so glad to hear that you are better. I got back from a trip to Yosemite on Sunday might. Three of us tried to climb Mt. Clark in two days from the valley, but because of a heavy snow fall and snow storm, we only got up about 10,000 ft. Saturday night we had a grand little camp at about 9,200 ft on a small frozen timber line lake just north west of the summit by about 1/2 a mile. We had a grand fire even though there was about four feet of snow on the ground and it snowed all night. In the party were Lewis Clark, Dick Johnson and myself.

I had quite a talk with Lewis about the Shasta Lodge and was very glad to hear that due to your donation, the Lodge will be kept under Sierra Club auspices all summer, and that Morgan Harris will again be custodian. He is very well liked and very efficient. Dick Leonard asked me to go on the Waddington trip this coming summer, but later due to a changing in plans I was not able to go. As yet I do not know just what to do. Probably I will go first with the family to Fallen Leaf Lake then on the Sierra Club High Trip.

This year however, because there will be no rock climbing, therefore I may end up on a private back pack trip with another boy. I am having lots of fun with the club now. I am on two committees: the Rock Climbing Schedules Committee and the Mountains Records Committee. I just finished a lot of climbing data for the Rock Climbing Section and found it very interesting.

My skis are now away in the closet waiting for next winter. Oliver Kehrlein asked me to go with him next September to Shasta to measure the Glaciers for five days which I of course accepted. We will probably also climb the mountain. It is getting late now so I must close. I hope very much to come down and see you next summer.

Lots of Love, Peter

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