Friends of Don Peterson

Submitted by Lygeia Gerard

The Friends of Minnietta Cabin will hold a remembrance event honoring their founder, Don Peterson, on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. at Minnietta Cabin in Panamint Valley. The event will include a potluck and slide show.

I am looking for the original Sierra Club trip listing for the very first gathering at the Minnietta Cabin, led by Don and Steve Smith.

The trip would have taken place in January 1999 or late 1998, so it would have been listed in mid-1998 onwards. This is the trip that started the Friends of Minnietta Cabin. I believe it was listed in the Angeles Chapter Schedule of Events and was probably listed in the local Ridgecrest Sierra Club newsletter.

Do any of you packrats have any publications from back then? If so, I would so greatly appreciate it if you could take a picture of your publication and send it to me in time for this weekend’s remembrance. To contribute information or to RSVP, contact me at

Story First Published: 2012-11-28