Yurting In Montana


If only I could live in a yurt full time. Spending my days climbing up mountains for the luxury of skiing down them, spending my evenings sipping whiskey with friends around a wood-burning stove. Ah, the simplicity of life in a circular dome in a remote, mountainous locale. Alas, I can't live in a mountain-top yurt full time, but I can visit them. I recently spent a few days in the Bell Lake Yurt in Montana's Tobacco Root Mountains -- for a relatively painless approach, the place has incredible access to great ski terrain (and we were lucky with cold, deep snow). Here are some pictures of the trip, and be sure to check out the Bell Lake Yurt, which is now owned and operated by my friend and Backcountry magazine editor Drew Pogge.