Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Yurt

According to wiki.pedia, a yurt is a portable, felt-covered, wood lattice-framed dwelling structure used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. It is also used by adventurous, food and wine-loving, fine dining, hikers/skiers/snowshoers in the mountains of Colorado. This particular yurt is at Tennessee Pass near Leadville, Colorado. There is a mile-long trail that must be hiked, cross country skied, or snowshoed (depending on the season) to get to the yurt (and yes, we just call it "the yurt").

The first photo I posted for the PJC on March 1st was taken from the yurt. My parents got us a gift certificate and we used it for our anniversary in July last year. It was a particularly soggy day, but still beautiful and the food was delicious. We hope to go back sometime-treatment and schedules permitting. Here is an article that gives you more insight into what the evening is like at the yurt.







6 comments:

annacyclopedia said...

The yurt looks amazing. What a cool experience - to hike up and then get to eat some good food. Those photos are making me pine for the mountains - we haven't gone camping in the mountains for a few years, and I really miss it.

Thanks for your comment on my latest post. I know what you mean about trying to keep your rational side out of the way in these decisions. It's hard! And you're so right about things changing and being different for everyone. I just hope things don't change too much for me - I'm kind of tired of soul-searching, you know?

Good luck with all your meds, and I hope your hubby's hernia surgery goes well if he needs to have it.

Melanie said...

Now that's a yurt. I was sort of imagining a teepee like structure with, well, no tp. I love your photos. I just got a new camera and have yet to take a shot, but I aspire to.

I'm glad the results of the hernia ultrasound reveal a small, manageable issue. Sometimes it just feels like the hits keep coming.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is an easy cycle for you.

Waiting said...

I've never heard of a yurt. Very interesting and cool. You learn something new every day.

I'm happy to hear that your husband's hernia is small. I'm just sorry you're having to worry about it on top of everything else. Hope he's feeling better soon.

chicklet said...

That is a CRAZY amount of meds. I have like, 4 boxes, and a bag of guaze and needles. Maybe that's my problem... not enough boxes...

shinejil said...

Having been to the land of yurts, I can definitely say: That's one damn fine yurt. And your neck of the woods is distinctly more reasonable than ours, yurt-wise. Nothing like 90% humidity and a felt dwelling.

I'm glad things are looking up for your husband.

Alison said...

That is the coolest thing. I have never heard of a yurt. And those pictures of the mountainside are beautiful! I'm so sad I will not get my fix of Denise photos after today. :(