The WSU Outdoor Program is now taking Bloomington Canyon Yurt reservations for winter 2012/2013.
The WSU Outdoor Program has expanded its rental program to include the Bloomington Canyon Yurt in beautiful Bear Lake, Idaho. The yurt rental program is available to WSU students and the general public. Renting the Yurt requires, route finding, experience in backcountry travel, and the ability to read a map and or GPS. The Bloomington Canyon Yurt opens up some of the best ski and snowmobile terrain Idaho has to offer.
The Mongolian-style Yurt is outfitted with a wooden floor, wood burning stove, kitchen, and bunks for up to 10 with two additional cots. The Yurt is located in Bloomington Canyon. The trail head is approximately 108 miles from the Weber State University Campus.
About the Yurt
- Location: Bloomington Canyon, Idaho
- Altitude: 7619
- Distance To Yurt From Trail Head: 7mi
- Elevation Change: 1600
- Occupancy Max: 12
- Cost per night: WSU$75 Non$95
- Bloomington canyon is a multi use recreation destination. Bloomington canyon can see low to heavy snowmobile traffic during the winter months, please travel to the side of the groomed trail and be cautious. Skiers may be able to hear the snowmobiles long before the snowmobiles will be able to see skiers. Skiers please take precautions.
- Snowmobilers, Idaho requires all snowmobiles to have an Idaho registration,$30 available at select UT retailers.
- Trail can be difficult to find during winter months. Your group must be able to read a map and or use a GPS. Please download the Yurt Map, and familiarize your self with reading a topo map.
- Group must be sufficiently prepared to stay out in the elements for a minimum of one night in a worst case scenario, do not underestimate the 7.3mile 1600ft vertical skin to the yurt. Plan ahead and be prepared.
- Groups should plan to depart from the trail head no later than 9am in order to arrive safely at the yurt before dark.
- For current snow conditions see NOAA, Logan UT area: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/slc/snow/?area=la
- Groups should be knowledgeable and experienced back country travelers.
No avalanche terrain on approach or threatening the yurt. However, terrain surrounding the yurt can produce avalanches.
- 2 bunks with 3" pads (each bunk bed sleeps 4)
- 1 two place fold out bed with 3" pads (sleeps 2)
- 2 Cots
- Wood burning stove
- Eco Fan, great for moving hot air around yurt
- 10 Buckets, Food Storage/ Chairs
- LP gas cook stove
- Full complement of pots pans and dishes for cooking, eating and drinking
- Coffee Percolator
- Solar Powered lights
- Shallow Pit Toilet
- Wood, wood shed is full (split what you burn)
- 0 deg. sleeping bag
- Headlamp and additional lantern (Solar lights are not always reliable, they depend on the sun!)
- Extra clothes
- Avalanche beacon
- Extra Batteries
- Skis/ Snowboard