Uncovering the Mystique of the John Muir Shelter

8/6/2018; 3 minutes

UC Berkeley alumnus Doug Harnsberger was hiking along California's scenic John Muir Trail a few years ago when he came across a stone hut at the top of 11,955-foot Muir Pass, inside Kings Canyon National Park. Almost as soon as he returned home to Pennsylvania, he started learning as much as he could about the hut. The effort took him to UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library, where he found the original 1930 blueprint for the building by Henry Gutterson, a 1905 graduate of Berkeley who was commissioned to build the hut by the Sierra Club. (#33980)

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