NEWS FLASH! THE AVALANCHE CABIN AND OUR ADJACENT VACANT LOT ARE BOTH FOR SALE! CONTACT DAVE AT 209-768-8590
Lofty and cozy…Outdoor Adventurers, the Avalanche Cabin is for you! As you approach it, you’ll leave the pavement behind for the last quarter mile. You’re 9700 feet above sea level (not a misprint!), a hundred feet from the Toiyabe National Forest and a mile from the Hoover Wilderness. 12,000 foot plus peaks, the East boundary of Yosemite National Park, and more than ten lakes and numerous creeks are within day hiking distance.
Ever think you were born in the wrong century? Sit on the porch or in the living room of the Avalanche Cabin and go back in time. Look at the lofty peaks and colossal humps of moraine and engage in a lively discussion of geology a la Muir and Matthes. Try to plan your routes up the peaks and ridges as Norman Clyde might have. Channel Audubon, Brewer, or Nuttall and watch and identify a wide variety of birds, chipmunks, squirrels, marmots, and even the occasional pika or bear. Or, go truly ancient on a moonless night as you gaze in wonder at an unbelievable star show.
Stunning views surround you in the yard, on the porch, and in every room of the house. To the East, you can see Great Basin mountains fifty miles away. To the south, a roche moutonee and gigantic glacial moraines lead your eyes up to lofty Mount Olsen. To the West and North, 12,400’ Dunderberg Peak and a forested patch of the glacial Virginia Creek valley lead your eyes Westward toward Yosemite National Park.
Presenting no uphill wall to the tremendous force of an avalanche, the Avalanche Cabin is a tested triumph of avalanche-resistant design. It’s carved into the slope of Dunderberg Peak snowshed style, with a colossally strong roof. Feel secure in the wood interior with mammoth posts and beams.
Built by the Ragland family and a few stalwart friends, the cabin is cozy (600 square feet) and off the grid. Large windows bring the gorgeous views in from the three downhill directions. Our small solar system powers super-efficient DC lights and a small AC inverter only: You can charge a phone or laptop, but leave your high-powered items at home.
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Meet your hosts. The Avalanche Cabin is the culmination of our long love affair with the Eastern Sierra. We built it ourselves over several summers between hiking, fishing, and skiing.
At 9700' elevation, off the grid, and within hiking distance of the Hoover Wilderness and Yosemite, this place is an outdoor adventurer's dream.
Walk or drive to Yosemite National Park. Take a short drive to Mono Lake. Fish world famous trout waters. Climb high peaks. Ski Mammoth. Rock climb. Mountain bike.