Mar 27, 2012 at 12:42 pm #1287909
Companion forum thread to:Mar 27, 2012 at 3:32 pm #1860147
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
A complete change from a 5 lb pack for the weekend. Sounds like good fun.
CheersMar 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm #1860198
@cameronLocale: Idaho Falls
Oh the wonders of the internet! Who would have thought you could google plan a wildnerness getaway. Glad you had a great time and thanks for sharing the fun with us.Mar 28, 2012 at 7:26 am #1860390
@barrypLocale: Eastern Idaho (moved from Midwest)
I love your writing style! And I like your sense of humor
“…Although using a pit toilet is not enjoyable – and there is basically no way to improve the experience…”
I wouldn’t mind seeing another story about a backpacking trip w/ your husband.
Thanx for writing,
-BarryMar 28, 2012 at 10:25 am #1860474
Great writing. Nice change of pace for this site.Mar 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm #1861076
@kd7kmpLocale: Wasatch Mountains
Great story. Thanks for sharing your experience. I only live a couple hours from your yurt as well. I ought to show this story to my wife and get her to make a trip next year.
KevinMar 29, 2012 at 9:16 pm #1861316
I have to disagree with the comment. “…Although using a pit toilet is not enjoyable – and there is basically no way to improve the experience…”. I used to work at a wilderness camp for juvenile delinquents in the bush in Northern Saskatchewan. Our doorless out house did not have any odor in the winter (all frozen) and it looked out over the lake. The kids never bothered me while visiting the latrine and I got to enjoy a beautiful view. A very nice, peaceful time.Mar 31, 2012 at 7:48 am #1861813
@davecLocale: Crown of the Continent
The article brings up a great point, the fantastic network of huts, cabins, and lookouts maintained by the Forest Service for public use. Especially great for families and those bringing less-outdoorsy friends and SOs, and for relaxed winter trips. Recreation.gov is a bit clumsy to use, but is convenient for planning trips far away and months in advance.
For example, I've sent several correspondents asking for advice on visiting Glacier NP with small kids to rec.gov to rent one of the numerous cabins up the North Fork of the Flathead. They're far cheaper than any other option with comparable amenities during the season, feel relatively remote, and offer quick and easy access to kid-friendly hikes in the park.Mar 31, 2012 at 8:53 am #1861833
Wow, that is some yurt! What a nice break from the usual mass minimization methods.
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