As urban centers encroach on our limited wilderness resources, shouldn’t we be taking the steps to conserve them as best we can?” – Joe B.
Photo via Back Country Banker.
The John Muir hut was built by the Sierra Club in 1930. The stones come from the surrounding area but the mortar and other materials had to be packed in 9 miles. It provides temporary shelter for hikers crossing the Muir Pass. The harsh conditions and decades of usefulness illustrate the strength of stone construction. You can read more about it at Trails Journals and ParksFolio.