Oct 162013
 
Rising from the flames, the new Coyote Yurts!

Rising from the flames, the new Coyote Yurts!

We Did It!! Less than two months after the Beaver Creek Fire incinerated the Coyote Yurts, we have built a beautiful new Coyote. Two yurts connected by a covered breezeway, new sauna and outhouse are ready for backcountry travelers.

Just in time for the snow

Just in time for the snow

This situation was extreme. There was the worry and anticipation of a major wild fire burning around three of our huts. The confirmation that Coyote was gone was rough. On our first visit to where the yurts were, the fire was still burning and the shock of the impact of the fire on a place we know and love was heavy. But it was the recognition that it is all OK. These mountains and forest depend on fire. We can rebuild, the skiing will be phenomenal and the burned forest will bloom again soon. It will just take hard work, some money and time.

In a two week push and cold snowy weather broken by spectacular blue sky days we built the new Coyote yurts. This effort truly took a village to realize, and THANK YOU to all who helped!

The new Coyote is a unique and beautiful hut and we hope it is enjoyed by many in the years to come!

Two 20' Pacific Yurts connected by a covered "breezeway"

Two 20′ Pacific Yurts connected by a covered “breezeway”

The tools and the power, thanks  to Goal Zero!

The tools and the power, thanks to Goal Zero!

Laying out the 1st yurt deck

Laying out the 1st yurt deck

Trudy laying the glass

Trudy laying the glass

Thanks Nigel and Will!

Thanks Nigel and Will!

The bros building a redwood outhouse

The bros building a redwood outhouse

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Atlas did not shrug

Atlas did not shrug

and now we do it again...

and now we do it again…

A big THANKS to Jesse and Paris

A big THANKS to Jesse and Paris

project largely powered by Coors and Fords

project largely powered by Coors and Fords

Birthday boy, Joe feeling a bit older

Birthday boy, Joe feeling a bit older

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Pato, the man, the duck, the legend.

Pato, the man, the duck, the legend.

Pato hunting for the next cut

Pato hunting for the next cut

Jesse and JP laying it out

Jesse and JP laying it out

Circular and level

Circular and level

the 1st night at Coyote was fitting to have a big blaze

the 1st night at Coyote was fitting to have a big blaze

Sean, zen and the art of yurt.

Sean, zen and the art of yurt.

The master enjoying the 1st meal at the beautiful table.

The master enjoying the 1st meal at the beautiful table.

The kitchem

The kitchem

Nice

Nice

The breezeway

The breezeway

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mountain guide, builder, pinch hitter and stud.

mountain guide, builder, pinch hitter and stud.

Thank You Bozo for building a beautiful Sauna!

Thank You Bozo for building a beautiful Sauna!

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The kitchen yurt is a spectacular place to be, the window views are awesome!

The kitchen yurt is a spectacular place to be, the window views are awesome!

The new sleeping yurt sleeps as many as 16!

The new sleeping yurt sleeps as many as 16!

The yurts fit nicely in the landscape

The yurts fit nicely in the landscape

The final product

The final product

  9 Responses to “Coyote Yurts Resurrected!”

  1. Beautiful job. You have inspired me to build some custom counter tops and shelving in my yurt. Thanks. Check out the yurt forum some time!

  2. What a fine looking pair of yurts! Wonderful accommodations, view, destination.

  3. [...] Read more about the Beaver Creek Wildfire and the Coyote Yurt resurrection in the November issue of Backcountry. To see more photos of the new Coyote Yurts, visit sunvalleytrekking.com. [...]

  4. WOW! Thanks for the speedy resurrection. The floor looks so tight! Perhaps boots will not be filled with cereal in the morning from a forgetful guest, then again…. Coyote has consistently skied great over the last 15 years that we have been coming up. I am getting used to skiing the burns across Idaho. I am glad that with your hard work we will continue enjoying the area for years to come. David

  5. This looks great! I’m so excited to hear that the rebuild went well and it looks like you had lots of helping hands. Thanks to everyone that made the effort to bring Coyote back. Can’t wait to get up there and ski some lines!

  6. Wow, fantastic the yurts look beautiful, his awesome that so many friends helped to make it happen DNA put their heart and soul into it. Can’t wait to book a few days and check out the new terrain! Way to go you guys rock.

  7. Congrats You guys did it yet again!
    Love Yurts and what you do with them.
    Cheers,
    All my best,
    Gary Bryden

  8. What a recovery!! Cheers to all those who participated in putting this beautiful sight back together; a real class act. Can’t wait to get up there. Ted

  9. Hey!
    Magnificent, amazing recovery. You’ve landed on your feet, running.
    I like those windows. Can’t wait for a trial run. Soon.
    Willy

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