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Take A Trip To Nature In An Idaho City Yurt
If you’re looking for a great adventure with friends and family, check out the backcountry yurts available just outside of Idaho City.
In the winter, be prepared to snowshoe or ski from your car to the camp with either a large backpack or sleds to carry in your supplies. It’s hard work and can take quite a while to hike in, but it’s well worth the quiet – especially if you’re hoping to get away from phone calls and emails!
Once you’re on site, choose your bunk, make your bed, gather up firewood (it’s usually under the deck; no hunting required), and warm up with a book or a board game. If the kids are worried about the lack of cell service and wishing for Internet access, just send them outside to scoop snow to melt for dishwater. Remind them what life was like before apps and social media. If you are lucky enough to stay at Whispering Pines, tell them to look for the swing. Give them 20 minutes before starting a snowball fight. If you didn’t bring games, have them search the shelves while you get hot cocoa started. Leaving games and books is a tradition for many repeat visitors.
Be prepared; the outhouses are open air. You’ll love the view, though, and the kids will have a story to tell when their friends ask what they did over the weekend.
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