Eastern Sierra Yurt Trip

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What is a Yurt anyway?

Though generally classified as a tent, the yurt is much stronger and weathertight. A yurt is a structure that reminds me of a teepee but more round in structure. “Yurts have been a distinctive feature of life in Central Asia for at least three thousand years. The first written description of a yurt used as a dwelling was recorded by Herodotus, the ‘father of history’, who lived in Greece between 484 and 424 BC. He described yurt-like tents as the dwelling place of the Scythians” (Wikipedia).

That all sounded appealing enough to agree to go on Yurt  trip to a Yurt placed in the backcountry of Virginia Lakes in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Could be a good snow adventure!

But where is the Snow!!!! We camped outside a Mammoth the first night on our drive out. Felt like spring in January.

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Because of little snowfall we were able to drive the truck right to the Yurt. In heavy snow years you take a snowcat in 8 miles.

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Although there was not much snow we did our best to explore

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Well probably better to hang out and have a fire

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What is this?

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Day two I decided to give the non skiing a break and hike to the top of Dunderberg Peak. Highest point in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest east of the Sierra Nevada crest 12,379 ft. fun! Jacko joined me for the trip up and down.

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After our Hike decided to give skiing on more go. Found a small patch of snow we were able to get a couple turn in on.

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Not much snow but any trip to the Sierra Mountains is a great trip! Always enjoyable to get out, explore and take in the sights.

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