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Lodges and Huts

White Rock Lake Hut

White Rock Lake Hut was constructed in the 1930s as the first of several planned shelters on a route from Donner Pass to Yuba Pass; but the Sierra Club's interest turned south, toward Echo Summit and no other huts were built beyond White Rock Lake.

Its exact fate is not known; Ned Robinson believed it was consumed by fire about 1950 after several years of vandalism and that the Clair Tappaan Lodge Committee cleaned up the remains. It had been little used after Peter Grubb Hut was constructed (1938-39); Howard Koch reported spending a night there in 1946 and guessing that it had not been used since before the beginning of World War II (Sierra Club Bulletin, 31, 7, 10-14, December 1946).

Jack Hathaway searched for remains of the hut on foot in 1982, and Michael Jeneid searched by air in the same summer -- neither found anything.


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