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Clair Tappaan Lodge – In the Black?

Paul McHugh reports on recent developments at the Sierra Club’s venerable Sierra Nevada lodge (“The spirit of John Muir survives“):

A boxer who refuses to stay down often becomes a crowd favorite, even if he doesn’t walk off with the belt. Maybe that’s why Clair Tappaan Lodge shows small but steady gains in popularity.
This picturesque inn, nestled in the forest near Donner Pass, has been annually threatened with sale by its Sierra Club owners for the best part of a decade. Each time, fans of the place and its mission have rallied and fought their way back up off the canvas…

I have only visited the venerable Clare Tappaan once – back in the days when we took our then-young children cross-country skiing in the Tahoe area. One time we stopped at the Lodge and skied some easy nearby terrain, wandering through the facility afterwards. I enjoyed its funky, rambling character and wanted to stay some time… but I never have gotten around to it.


August 5, 2007 - Posted by | Commentary

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