The Caretakers Cabin

An old, abandon cabin propped up with beams near Lower Blue Lake in the Sierra was once a caretakers cabin.

Gary Coyan’s father and grandfather were both early caretakers for PG&E at Blue Lakes in the early days and stayed in the cabin. Coyan said they liked to have two people at the cabin as caretakers, just for safety reasons.

The elder Coyan’s would ski out in the winter time to come to town in Markleeville, Nev. and would bring fish with them. They’d stay in the old hotel in town, now the Cutthroat Saloon and would use the fish to pay for their room.

Coyan said he remembers the cabin from when he was 5 years old, making it at least 80 years old, probably older.

By: Penne Usher