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Iconic Muir Pass Hut
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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Iconic Muir Pass Hut on 07/03/2012 12:00:19 MDT Print View

Coming into view
Almost there
Inside the Muir Hut
Views from Muir Hut
This region is spectacular--Respect the Hut!

Clayton Mauritzen
(GlacierRambler) - F

Locale: NW Montana
Beautiful on 07/03/2012 12:53:16 MDT Print View

Jay, your pictures make me want to hike the Sierra--badly.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Iconic Muir Pass Hut on 07/03/2012 13:52:07 MDT Print View

That stone hut may not look like much, but that was the shelter we had for two nights during a winter ski trip through there. There is a marmot that spends a lot of time sunning up on the roof, and he was starting to look pretty good for the stew pot.


Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
Iconic Muir Pass Hut on 07/03/2012 14:02:33 MDT Print View

Looking back at desolate Helen Lake (11,595 feet) while heading up the south side of Muir Pass:

hut 0

Coming into view:

hut 00

Approaching the hut from the south (11,955 feet) during my Aug 2009 visit: still a fair bit of snow left

hut 1

The plaque over the fireplace:

hut 2

It reads:

Muir Hut

This building was constructed in 1930 by the Sierra Club in cooperation with the Sierra National Forest and dedicated to the memory of John Muir.

The Muir Hut is intended as a temporary shelter for hikers caught in storms on this exposed section of trail.

Overnight camping and fires are prohibited.

addendum: the fireplace no longer works and the flue is plugged. Where would you get the wood anyway?

Looking north through the window at Lake MacDermand and Wanda Lake:

hut 3

Looking up at the underside of the hut's magnificant conical roof:

hut 4

The old door as seen from inside the hut:

hut 5

Time to head north to Evolution Lake:

hut 6

Lake MacDermand and Wanda Lake as I head down the north side of Muir Pass:

hut 7

Edited by wandering_bob on 07/03/2012 15:25:45 MDT.

Kris Sherwood
(Tuskadero) - F

Locale: Washington State
Re: Iconic Muir Pass Hut on 07/24/2012 09:17:56 MDT Print View

Almost there!

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Iconic Muir Pass Hut on 07/24/2012 11:24:31 MDT Print View


Paul McLaughlin
(paul) - MLife
hut hut on 08/20/2012 21:32:22 MDT Print View


Ryan Teale
(monstertruck) - F

Locale: Almost Yosemite
Iconic Muir Pass Hut on 11/17/2012 19:55:25 MST Print View

Muir Hut

View from Muir Hut

David W.
(Davidpcvsamoa) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
Iconic Muir Pass Hut on 11/17/2012 20:42:00 MST Print View

muir hut

Sun cups and chatting with the marmots with the dome in sight.