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Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Indoor Girl Takes on a Yurt on 03/27/2012 13:42:56 MDT Print View

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Indoor Girl Takes on a Yurt

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Sounds perfect on 03/27/2012 16:32:37 MDT Print View

A complete change from a 5 lb pack for the weekend. Sounds like good fun.


Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
Ah the wonders of the internet on 03/27/2012 18:30:08 MDT Print View

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.

Barry P
(BarryP) - F

Locale: Eastern Idaho (moved from Midwest)
Re: Indoor Girl Takes on a Yurt on 03/28/2012 08:26:22 MDT Print View

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,

Ross Bleakney
(rossbleakney) - MLife

Locale: Cascades
Re: Indoor Girl Takes on a Yurt on 03/28/2012 11:25:30 MDT Print View

Great writing. Nice change of pace for this site.

Kevin Rey

Locale: Wasatch Mountains
My wife needs to see this on 03/29/2012 14:06:38 MDT Print View


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.


Edward Riley
( - MLife
Re: Re: Indoor Girl Takes on a Yurt on 03/29/2012 22:16:07 MDT Print View


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.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
re: on 03/31/2012 08:48:04 MDT Print View

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. 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 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.

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Indoor Girl Takes on a Yurt on 03/31/2012 09:53:06 MDT Print View

Wow, that is some yurt! What a nice break from the usual mass minimization methods.