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Sep 13, 2021 12:12:16   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
My wife is not a camper, but when she saw the location of the yurts that the Utah state parks have for rent near Dead Horse Point, she was sold. There is an extended wait time because there are very few yurts to rent.

Why do this? These yurts are in the middle of a dark sky area. At night there is no intrusive light. The stars usually are crystal clear. Our visit, however, was in the middle of the smoke. The Milky Way was large and overhead, but not as sharp as usual.

There is no water and your bring your own bedding. The rest rooms, with running water and flush toilets, were a short walk away.

The true test - she wants to go back.

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View from the front door
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Front garden
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View from the rear deck looking up the Island in the Sky Parkway
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View looking straight out the back
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Looking down the Island in the Sky Parkway
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Sep 13, 2021 12:14:01   #
junglejim1949 Loc: Sacramento,CA
 
UTMike wrote:
My wife is not a camper, but when she saw the location of the yurts that the Utah state parks have for rent near Dead Horse Point, she was sold. There is an extended wait time because there are very few yurts to rent.

Why do this? These yurts are in the middle of a dark sky area. At night there is no intrusive light. The stars usually are crystal clear. Our visit, however, was in the middle of the smoke. The Milky Way was large and overhead, but not as sharp as usual.

There is no water and your bring your own bedding. The rest rooms, with running water and flush toilets, were a short walk away.

The true test - she wants to go back.
My wife is not a camper, but when she saw the loca... (show quote)


Very nice accommodations

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Sep 13, 2021 12:14:08   #
srg
 
UTMike wrote:
My wife is not a camper, but when she saw the location of the yurts that the Utah state parks have for rent near Dead Horse Point, she was sold. There is an extended wait time because there are very few yurts to rent.

Why do this? These yurts are in the middle of a dark sky area. At night there is no intrusive light. The stars usually are crystal clear. Our visit, however, was in the middle of the smoke. The Milky Way was large and overhead, but not as sharp as usual.

There is no water and your bring your own bedding. The rest rooms, with running water and flush toilets, were a short walk away.

The true test - she wants to go back.
My wife is not a camper, but when she saw the loca... (show quote)


Can you feel my envy from here Mike?

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Sep 13, 2021 12:19:04   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
Neat!

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Sep 13, 2021 12:20:59   #
NMGal Loc: NE NM
 
Looks like a whole lot of scrub around you. The real appeal must be above.

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Sep 13, 2021 12:23:55   #
angler Loc: StHelens England
 
Excellent set Mike it looks good fun to camp out in a Yurt.

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Sep 13, 2021 12:33:12   #
Cubanphoto
 
UTMike wrote:
My wife is not a camper, but when she saw the location of the yurts that the Utah state parks have for rent near Dead Horse Point, she was sold. There is an extended wait time because there are very few yurts to rent.

Why do this? These yurts are in the middle of a dark sky area. At night there is no intrusive light. The stars usually are crystal clear. Our visit, however, was in the middle of the smoke. The Milky Way was large and overhead, but not as sharp as usual.

There is no water and your bring your own bedding. The rest rooms, with running water and flush toilets, were a short walk away.

The true test - she wants to go back.
My wife is not a camper, but when she saw the loca... (show quote)


I got to show this to my wife! Her idea of camping is, as it is often said, the Holiday Inn. Is this what it is called Glamping?

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Sep 13, 2021 12:33:59   #
BassmanBruce Loc: Middle of the Mitten
 
Very cool!
Looks like a solution for both of you. 👍

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Sep 13, 2021 12:52:56   #
weberwest Loc: Ferndale WA
 
Very nice series Mike, reminds me of the Gers we stayed in Mongolia, only that his yurt appears to be more spacious and neater!

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Sep 13, 2021 13:22:27   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
junglejim1949 wrote:
Very nice accommodations


A great location and it was more fun than I expected, Jim.

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Sep 13, 2021 13:22:54   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
srg wrote:
Can you feel my envy from here Mike?


Come on out. Just book early.

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Sep 13, 2021 13:23:08   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Longshadow wrote:
Neat!


It was, Bill.

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Sep 13, 2021 13:24:43   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
NMGal wrote:
Looks like a whole lot of scrub around you. The real appeal must be above.


To me the appeal is that the past three days of posts came from no more than ten miles away. To my wife, the dark sky was the prize. All that scrub is all that there was around us, no light.

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Sep 13, 2021 13:27:16   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Cubanphoto wrote:
I got to show this to my wife! Her idea of camping is, as it is often said, the Holiday Inn. Is this what it is called Glamping?


From what my wife found in her research, yes. The Wall Street Journal did an article on glamping and listed "Moab under canvas" which is outside the parks down US 191 from Moab as a glamping site. Our research did not reveal any particular advantage there (and higher costs). They do, however, allow pets.

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Sep 13, 2021 13:27:45   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
BassmanBruce wrote:
Very cool!
Looks like a solution for both of you. 👍


It was a rare common solution, Bruce.

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