Pear Lake Ski Hut

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Pear Lake Ski Hut
Pear Lake Ski Hut.jpg
Pear Lake Ski Hut is located in California
Pear Lake Ski Hut
Pear Lake Ski Hut is located in the US
Pear Lake Ski Hut
Nearest city Lodgepole
Coordinates 36°36′29″N 118°40′15″W / 36.60806°N 118.67083°W / 36.60806; -118.67083Coordinates: 36°36′29″N 118°40′15″W / 36.60806°N 118.67083°W / 36.60806; -118.67083
Built 1939
Architect National Park Service
Architectural style National Park Service Rustic
NRHP Reference # 78000285
Added to NRHP May 05, 1978[1]

The Pear Lake Ski Hut (also known as Pear Lake Winter Hut) was built in Sequoia National Park by the Civilian Conservation Corps during 1939-1941 using local Sierra granite and timber materials.[2] It is an example of the National Park Service Rustic style, using rough masonry and a log roof structure.[3]

Pear Lake Hut

The hut is located in the high Sierra east of Lodgepole, and 3/8 of a mile north of Pear Lake at 9,200 feet (2804 meters) and is reached by ascending a steep six miles of trail from Wolverton Meadow (7,200 feet).[4] It has been said to be "one of the most environmentally successful alpine structures ever designed by the NPS".[5]

The Pear Lake Ski Hut is open to the public in the winter between December and April and advanced reservations are required.[6] The hut sleeps up to 10 guests, has a separate quarters upstairs for a hut keeper and is heated by a wood pellet stove. In addition to serving as a wintertime ski hut, the structure serves as a Ranger Station for the busy Pear Lake Basin during summer months.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Pear Lake Ski Hut". Outdoor Project. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Pear Lake Ski Hut". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2008-12-09. 
  4. ^ "Skiing & Snowshoeing - Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (U.S. National Park Service)". www.nps.gov. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  5. ^ William Tweed (1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Pear Lake Ski Hut" (PDF). National Park Service.  and accompanying photos
  6. ^ "Pear Lake Winter Hut". EXPLORE SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS. Retrieved 2016-04-25.