Saddleback opens its yurt

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I don’t know why, but when ever I see the word yurt I flashback to Dr. Seuss books, probably because one of my childhood faves was Yurtle the Turtle, but I digress.

Yes, Saddleback has opened a full-service yurt (now there’s an oxymoron) at the base of the Kennebago quad (which used to be the summit T-bar), thus finishing the democratization of Saddleback’s one-time wild west zone. Now, there’s no need to return to the base (or into the trees). The heated yurt serves soups, deli sandwiches, and drinks, and it has composting toilets. Current plans call for it to be open weekends, holidays, and during vacation.

A bit more on the food. The regular menu includes deli sandwiches, brie fondue, hotdogs, Saddleback’s signature fudge, cookies, and whoopie pies. Beverages are water, sodas, beer and wine.

A yurt I say, an on-mountain yurt
Saddleback Mountain has opened a yurt
A yurt with food and toilets, that’s cert
Just the place to warm muscles that hurt.

Hmmm, not a heckuva lot rhymes with yurt. Have at it folks…