SIERRA CLUB NATIONAL OUTING
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Share your love of the Great Outdoors with your grandchild(ren). Take short hikes together through the woods. Swim in refreshing mountain lakes. Explore the historic sites of Donner Pass. Then return to the comfort of our rustic lodge for crafts, games, dinner, and lively evening programs. All of these activities, and more, are possible on this annual lodge-based event.
The fun begins at Clair Tappaan Lodge, the Sierra Club's own mountain home on a forested hillside near Donner Pass, roughly 35 miles from Lake Tahoe. Built by Sierra Club volunteers in the 1930s, Clair Tappaan still retains its original rustic character. The lodge is situated in the middle of miles of scenic country, full of spectacular overlooks and small alpine lakes. Summer here means glorious wildflower displays in the surrounding mountain landscape of Tahoe National Forest. Hiking trails begin right out the back door. Three historic wagon routes are less than three miles away, and the route of the first Transcontinental Railroad is visible from the lodge. There are even nearby Native American petroglyphs to puzzle over.