Mar 122012
 

Backcountry skiing in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Joe St.Onge guided a group of great skiers visiting from their home near the Wasatch this week. They stayed at the new Bench Hut in the Sawtooth Mountains. Strong lungs and legs took the team up into the alpine, skiing into the Monolith Basin one day followed by a circumnavigation of Mount Heyburn, including a descent of the Iliad Couloir, and an exploration into the Land of the Lotus Eaters. A good time was had by all, entranced by the magic of the Sawtooth and a half foot of Idaho’s white gold!

Backcountry skiing in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Backcountry skiing in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Backcountry skiing in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Backcountry skiing in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Backcountry skiing in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Backcountry skiing in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Backcountry skiing in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Backcountry skiing in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Backcountry skiing in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Backcountry skiing in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Backcountry skiing in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Backcountry skiing in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Backcountry skiing in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Backcountry skiing in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Backcountry skiing in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

 Posted by at 10:55 AM
Mar 052012
 

We were pleasantly surprised when we learned that the Colorado Yurt Company had a replacement roof in stock for our Boulder Yurt and even more stoked to have had it arrive only one week after the wind storm incident. The roof arrived last Thursday and we were on site by 9am on Friday! Within six hours, the finishing touches were complete, the wood burning stove fired up, and a round of beers enjoyed. Once again, all is well up at the beautiful Boulder yurt!

Getting the new lattice riveted in place:
Images of Sun Valley Trekking's Boulder Yurt.

Images of Sun Valley Trekking's Boulder Yurt.

Setting up the ring and rafters:
Images of Sun Valley Trekking's Boulder Yurt.

Images of Sun Valley Trekking's Boulder Yurt.

Adding insulation:
Images of Sun Valley Trekking's Boulder Yurt.

Our new lid!
Images of Sun Valley Trekking's Boulder Yurt.

Job well done!
Images of Sun Valley Trekking's Boulder Yurt.

 Posted by at 9:31 AM