#Yurtlife

A hashtag for a title??…. what the hell is the matter with me?  I guess it sounded better than “Life in a Yurt”, or “Yurt Trip”, or “Get Your Yurt On”.  In any case, four white dudes ventured out into the High Uintas in search of an unforgettable winter recreation experience.  With skis on their feet, and only the bare essentials in their packs (5+ liters of whiskey, 4 blocks of cheese, 6 sticks of meat, a 2lb tri-tip, and a few stogies), they braved the clear, sunny skies and moderate winter temps only to spend the next 2 nights in backcountry luxury.  Yurtlife is extremely labor intensive; the daily chores of melting water, splitting wood, and preparing meals were crucial to survival.  Fortunately, those tasks only took less than an hour per day to perform….so the the men enjoyed ample time to sunbathe, ski uphill, build jumps, imbibe spirits, and nap.  The most challenging aspect about the whole experience was having only 2 bars of 3G cell reception; making Spotify-streaming a huge challenge.  Not everyone is cut out for Yurtlife; but these men, raised in the suburbs of various mountainless states, were highly trained for the excursion.  Failure was not an option.

 

skinning in w/only the necessities

skinning in w/only the necessities

 

Justin (the trip leader) employs his razor sharp land-navigation skills

Justin employs his razor sharp land-navigation skills (by following the trail)

 

Ry Guy negotiates the thick vegetation

Ry Guy negotiates the thick vegetation

 

checkin' out the meager accomodations

checkin’ out the meager accommodations

 

Hunter carries the proper backcountry avalanche gear.  (we never lost sight of him)

Hunter carries the proper backcountry avalanche gear. (we never lost sight of him)

 

The high pressure made for crappy views

The high pressure made for crappy views

 

sunset shred

sunset shred

 

Hunter's best run of his life (his words)

Hunter’s best run of his life (his words)

 

chillin' like a villian

apres

 

heavy on the protein

heavy on the protein

 

busy earning...

busy earning…

 

...the payoff

…the payoff

 

turnin' & burnin'

the ‘stache in the pow-stash

 

Ry sends it into orbit on the biggest air of his life.  #DPSmarketingdepartment

Ry sends it into orbit on the biggest air of his life. #DPSmarketingdepartment

 

I hit it too

I hit it too

 

survival chores

survival chores

 

Yurt porch-monkeys

Yurt porch-monkeys

 

best happy-hour spread in the history of yurt trips

best happy-hour spread in the history of yurt trips

 

backcountry dirtbag tanning

backcountry dirtbag tanning

 

putting the fear of God in the local squirrel population

putting the fear of God in the local squirrel population

 

Hunter hucks his meat

Hunter hucks his meat

 

Disclaimer: no whiskey was consumed prior to this photo

Disclaimer: no whiskey was consumed prior to this photo

 

gettin' sendy in the front yard

gettin’ sendy in the front yard

 

Rugged Outdoorsmen.

Rugged Outdoorsmen.

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