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Amenities

The yurt is equipped with a toilet system, pellet fuel stove, Goal Zero Power, 8 bunk beds with pads, a large family-style table, and a propane dual burner cook stove. The kitchen is stocked with a few basics like a pot for melting snow, washtubs, and a few pots and pans. The toilet is conveniently located close to the Yurt and protected from the elements.

The yurt is a “dry camp.” All visitors will be expected to be self-contained hauling water in or melting snow.

Yurt Rules

  • No dogs to keep our snow clean and usable for drinking
  • What you pack in, you pack out!
  • You must haul out all extra food and leave no waste. Not even a crumb!
  • Make sure pellet stove is secure and fire safe before you leave
  • Empty pellet stove ash into metal container when you leave
  • Sweep
  • Lock door and put the key in key box

Yurt Locations

The Virginia Lakes Yurt

The Virginia Lakes Yurt is available for Self Guided Trips and is used for Guided Trips. The Yurt is located approximately 5 miles from Hwy 395 and the seasonal road closure. The road to leading to the Virginia Lakes Yurt may or may not be open. If the road is open, you may easily drive to within a few hundred feet of the Yurt. If the road is closed and you are on a Self-Guided Trip, you will likely want to get a one-way lift from our snowcat to the Yurt.

Our yurt is a modern adaptation of the ancient shelter used by Central Asian nomads for centuries. The compact shape of the yurt and combination of lightweight members in tension and compression mean that the structure is highly efficient in maximizing strength while minimizing the use of materials. The yurt was positioned and located with safety and ease of access in mind. Its location is protected from the Sierra storms but is also sunny, with majestic Sierra views. The yurt is equipped with a pellet fuel stove, Goal Zero Power, 8 bunk beds with pads, a large family-style table, and a propane dual burner cook stove. The kitchen is stocked with a few basics like a pot for melting snow, washtubs, plates, bowls, cutlery, and pots and pans.  We are excited to be able to offer the use of a USFS pit toilet for this year. The toilet is conveniently located about 200 feet from the yurt and protected from the elements. The path to the toilet is flagged. Please use the available toilet for all of your toilet needs.  

The yurt is a “dry camp.” All visitors will be expected to be self-contained hauling water in or melting snow.

 

The Dunderberg Yurt

The Dunderberg Yurt is used for our Guided Trips and is positioned in prime ski terrain with safety and comfort in mind. Easy access to the North and North east side of Dunderberg / Kavanaugh Ridge. This Yurt is a 18’ insulated structure built by Weather Port. The Yurt is equipped with a toilet system, pellet fuel stove, Goal Zero Power / lights, sleeps 6 (4 pads, one futon) a family-style table, and a propane dual burner cook stove. The kitchen is stocked with a few basics like a pot for melting snow, washtubs, and a few pots and pans. The toilet is conveniently located close to the Yurt and protected from the elements.

The Dunderberg Yurt