Without ongoing restoration work, many of Yosemite’s historically significant wilderness cabins would be lost to weather and rodents.

In 2012, work began on the Sachse Springs snow survey cabin. Built in 1947, the cabin has a long history of providing shelter for crews on search and rescue missions and for scientists collecting data on yearly snowfall—important for water management strategies across California. Rangers also use this cabin when patrolling the area, ensuring hikers are safe.

Sachse Springs snow survey cabin is a historic example of 1940s log construction and is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. It joins a list of unique cabins in Yosemite that, with your support, are now preserved and protected for the future.

Past Cabin Restorations:

Snow Creek (2006)

Ostrander Lake (2007)

Buck Camp (2008)

Lake Vernon (2011)

Merced Lake (2010)

Miguel Meadows (2002)

Partnering with Yosemite National Park

Alice Tenscher-Dunbar

Longtime visitor to Ostrander Ski Hut

Project Notes

Much of life happens here, young and old come together, new friendships are kindled, and history and traditions are made. Ostrander Ski Hut is a backcountry treasure that deserves our support and protection.