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sandm
11-01-2011, 07:37 PM
found this through an article in the paper, so figured we would give it a try...

it's a 20ft dome that sleeps 9(2 plus 2 dogs in this case). all we have to bring is food..

weather looks to be somewhat chilly, but has a wood stove..
should be fun, and much different than hotel living :)

http://idahostateparks.reserveamerica.com/webphotos/ID/pid313011/sid3145/3/540x360.jpg

http://idahostateparks.reserveamerica.com/webphotos/ID/pid313011/sid3145/0/540x360.jpg

moombadaze
11-01-2011, 07:43 PM
looks like a blast, tell us what you think after

04OUTBACK
11-01-2011, 08:17 PM
Sounds fun

viking
11-01-2011, 10:39 PM
do you hike in or is it right off the road?

sandm
11-02-2011, 08:38 AM
1.5 miles on a dirt road, then 500 yards or so to the unit. once the snow flies, it's 2 miles down a trail on either a sled or shoes/telemark skis. the road is shut down to vehicles. This place gets feet and feet of snow in the winter.

apparently these are quite popular in the winter and summer is considered "off season". several miles of groomed snowshoe/telemark trails around, and sledding is unlimited where you can go. going to try this one out and see how it is. if we like it, going to try to plan a long weekend at one next summer with a group. there's 6 of them scattered around a 50sq. mile area and each one has a different draw to it. This one is supposed to have the best views.

zabooda
11-03-2011, 03:22 PM
Wear hunter orange and don't walk like an elk.

moombadaze
11-03-2011, 04:23 PM
make sure and get up in the middle of the night and knock 2 piece's of wood together and see if you get a reply from sassy

wolfeman131
11-03-2011, 08:48 PM
That looks great! I've spent a weekend in a yurt on Orcas Island which is up your way.

04OUTBACK
11-12-2011, 06:51 AM
Sandm? How was it? pics ?

kaneboats
11-14-2011, 09:53 AM
Sure hope he made it back.

wolfeman131
11-14-2011, 10:34 AM
Maybe he messed with sasquatch

kaneboats
11-14-2011, 10:35 AM
Is that some kind of vegetable?

wolfeman131
11-14-2011, 10:38 AM
Nah, Bigfoot.

wolfeman131
11-14-2011, 10:38 AM
Typing on phone on a bus on Chicago

wolfeman131
11-14-2011, 10:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwj9VEU7YJQ

kaneboats
11-14-2011, 11:10 AM
You in the windy city? Catch the Bear mauling yesterday?

wolfeman131
11-14-2011, 11:42 AM
Yep, in Chicago for today & tomorrow. I was in ATL yesterday watching the Flacons get plucked by the Saints.

sandm
11-14-2011, 11:44 AM
sorry, i'll post some up tonight. had a great time..
was a last hurrah before gf had hysterectomy and haven't had time to pull off the camera. been pullin waiter duties. been on here a few, but only at work. haven't turned home pc on in a week.

planning a trip in the spring with another group to go back and have a weekend party. amazing views and surprisingly well stocked for forest service and in the middle of nowhere. pup got to see snow for the first time :)

sandm
11-15-2011, 08:48 AM
the view upon arrival. used the wheelbarrow to get all the gear to the yurt.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/SDC11225.jpg

inside. was very nice.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/SDC11227.jpg

dogs chillin on top of the bed. always take a blanket for them as I know that others don't appreciate dogs..

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/SDC11233.jpg

sandm
11-15-2011, 08:58 AM
snowed overnight. just a dusting, but was snowing when we left. views were very nice...

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/SDC11234.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/SDC11235.jpg

dogs checking things out. the big fat one is kermit, he's been mine for 6 or 7 years. the little one is flumpit. she's around 5 months. I know.. the name. she was named one night with lots of beers and an iphone pet naming app. was kind of a joke, but stuck :)

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/SDC11228.jpg

moombadaze
11-15-2011, 09:00 AM
I could live in a place like that with that view and nobody around

04OUTBACK
11-15-2011, 09:13 AM
Looks like fun. Love the pups.