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Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs
Cabins, huts, inns, lodges and lookouts
Shelter from the elements comes in many forms. The mountain lodge embodies a transition from sleeping under the stars
to sleeping at home.
Club lodges provide a place for members to gain shelter but also a
place to meet. They express the character of a club. When
they are built
of native materials and seemingly grow from the earth, they help
stresses of daily life.
Lodges, huts, and cabins express a powerful sense of place which
reminds us of our identification with the areas nearby which we enjoy.
structures do not last forever. They burn down or give way to the
of nature. We should cherish the heritage that they embody.
they have been restored, relocated to more appropriate places, or
entirely. They bend to nature as well as live with nature.
Some of them have been placed on the Register of Historic Places.
Some have served as fire lookouts or meeting places in past
are available to be enjoyed by members of other clubs, affiliated with
Federation, on a reciprocal basis.
We try to enjoy them as well as preserve them. They are part of
the heritage of the Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs.
California Alpine Club
Echo Summit Lodge
Mount Tamalpais Lodge
Sierra Club, Angeles Chapter
Keller Peak Ski Hut
San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
Sierra Club, Mother Lode Chapter
Clair Tappaan Lodge
Peter Grubb Hut
Trails Club of Oregon
Washington Alpine Club