Intro: Photography teacher at Grandview High School. Outdoor enthusiast, park adventurer and advocate. I believe saving and preserving our parks and forests is the key to standing up for the peace and quiet we seek to cultivate inside of us.
Staying with Deborah was wonderful! She had a welcome sign for when I drove up. Directions to the cabin were right on. She communicated efficiently about any questions I had. And the cabin was on a beautiful spot. It was secluded from the main house, but near enough to get anything that was missing from the provisions she left, which included water, propane, matches and dishes. The cabin is extremely cute and cozy. And everything in the cabin has been hand crafted by Deborah. The cabin was lovingly decorated in pine boughs for the season. The air is clean and crisp, and there is plenty of space to wander about in the National Forest land that the cabin backs up against.
It was great to get away to Kurt’s Yurt! It was really on the edge of nowhere and Kurt puts a lot into coordinating a great experience. His directions are superb. I wasn’t counting on the road in taking so long and I even found the yurt in the dark. He has it clearly marked with white “Kurt’s Yurt” signs. Be warned it takes an hour to drive the road in once you leave the highway. The road is a rocky dirt road accessing National Forest land. The last 2 miles becomes a near 4x4 road, but I made it up despite not having a high clearance vehicle. It’s just bumpy that’s all. Nevertheless this didn’t discourage me, nor should it you. The Yurt is wonderfully equipped with pots, pans, a propane refrigerator, and a propane stove. Best of all are the composting toilet actually inside the Yurt, and the stove is a solidly constructed wonder that throws off a lot of heat. Kurt has stocked the deck with loads of wood. Kurt does have some water on hand, but it does help to bring what you need. The trick is lugging it down the hill, which is quite steep and a little slippery if covered in snowpack. But I knew what I was getting into going during the shoulder season. I hiked almost all the way to the Horseshoe amphitheater. It was magnificent. I’m so glad I stayed in Kurt’s Yurt! He is really gracious to share it. Thanks Kurt!