WE HAVE PROVIDED THIS INFORMATION FOR THOSE WHO WILL BE VISITING OUR YURT. PLEASE READ IT.

PLEASE NOTE: FROM NOVEMBER 30 THROUGH APRIL 30 WE OPERATE IN WINTER MODE WHICH BASICALLY MEANS NO HOT AND COLD RUNNING WATER. VISITORS MAY HEAT NECESSARY WATER ON THE BURNER FOR BATHING ETC. WE PROVIDE PLENTY OF WATER FOR THIS PURPOSE. THE COMPOSTING TOILET IS NOT EFFECTED AS IT REQUIRES NO WATER FOR OPERATION.


PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THE YURT IS EQUIPPED WITH A SMALL SOLAR PANEL THAT KEEPS A BATTERY CHARGED FOR MINIMAL LIGHTING OF THE YURT WITH DC LED LIGHTS. IT DOES NOT PROVIDE AC CURRENT LIKE YOU HAVE IN YOUR HOME, SO APPLIANCES YOU NORMALLY WOULD PLUG IN AT HOME WILL NOT WORK. WE DO NOT HAVE TV OR RADIOS. WE PLAN TO EXPAND OUR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM IN THE FUTURE, BUT MEANWHILE PLEASE CONSERVE THE USEAGE BY NOT LEAVING LIGHTS ON ALL NIGHT.

BRING WARM CLOTHING, AS EVENINGS, EVEN IN THE SUMMER CAN BE COOL HERE IN THE MOUNTAINS.

BRING A FLASHLIGHT AND FRESH BATTERIES: THERE IS NO LIGHTING BEYOND THE IMMEDIATE AREA OF THE YURT, AND IN CASE YOU MUST GO TO YOUR CAR AT NIGHT, A FLASHLIGHT IS A NECESSITY.

BRING YOUR PERSONAL HYGENE ITEMS, LIKE TOOTHPASTE, SOAP, SHAMPOO, SHAVING EQUIPMENT ETC. (DON'T FORGET, ONLY A RECHARGABLE SHAVER IF YOU USE AN ELECTRIC SHAVER).

ALSO TOWELS, WASH CLOTHS, ARE NOT PROVIDED, SO BRING YOUR OWN.  LINENS AND BEDDING WILL BE PROVIDED

BRING YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGES. WE WILL PROVIDE A 5 GALLON PICNIC COOLER WITH POTABLE WATER FROM OUR WELL FOR COOKING AND DRINKING HOWEVER IF YOU PREFER  BOTTLED WATER YOU MUST BRING IT.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE DISPOSABLE FLATWARE AND PLATES TO MINIMIZE THE USEAGE OF WATER, AND FOR THE CONVIENENCE. THERE WILL BE SOME FLATWARE AVAILABLE, AND COOKING POTS AS WELL AS A COFFEE POT FOR PERKED COFFEE. A GAS GRILL WITH SIDE AND SEAR BURNERS IS AT THE YURT. ALL COOKING MUST BE DONE OUT OF THE YURT.

DON'T FORGET YOUR MEDICATIONS,  A FIRST AID KIT IS IN THE YURT BUT IT DOES NOT CONTAIN PAIN MEDICINE SUCH AS ASPRIN ETC.

WE PROVIDE A COOLER FOR YOUR FOOD STORAGE, AND BLOCKS OF ICE.  THERE IS A STEEL LOCKER THAT IS PLACED A DISTANCE FROM THE YURT FOR PICNIC COOLERS AND FOOD ITEMS TO BE STORED IN. WE HAVE WILD CRITTERS, INCLUDING BEARS WHO ARE ATTRACTED TO HUMAN FOOD. **READ MORE ABOUT BEARS BELOW.

WE HAVE INSECTS THAT DO BITE, LIKE MOSQUITOS, SO BRING EITHER REPELLANT OR CLOTHING THAT WILL PROTECT YOU FROM THE PESTS.

A BACK PACK IS VERY HELPFUL , AS THERE IS ABOUT A 150 YARD WALK FROM THE PARKING AREA TO THE YURT.  WE OFFER SHUTTLE SERVICE FOR YOUR LUGGAGE AS WELL SHOULD YOU NEED IT.

CELL SERVICE IS VERY UNPREDICTABLE AT THE YURT. THERE IS AN ELEVATED AREA ONLY A FEW YARDS FROM THE YURT WHERE CELL SERVICE GENERALLY CAN BE GOTTEN, HOWEVER IT IS NOT CONSISTANT AND IT IS NOT UNCOMMON TO DROP CONVERSATIONS.

IF YOU WISH TO LISTEN TO RADIO OR CDS, YOU MUST BRING YOUR PORTABLE UNIT AND BATTERIES AS WE CURRENTLY ONLY HAVE DC LIGHTS FROM THE SOLAR COLLECTOR. THERE IS POWER AT THE PARKING AREA TO CHARGE BATTERIES ETC.

THERE IS A 30 GALLON WATER STORAGE TANK THAT WE FILL DAILY FOR NON DRINKING USE,  WE DO ASK YOU TO BE CONSERVATIVE WITH THE WATER AND REALIZE THAT IT IS LIMITED. 30 GALLONS SHOULD BE PLENTY FOR A COUPLE DAILY, BUT NOT IF YOU TAKE LONG SHOWERS OR LEAVE THE WATER RUNNING WHILE SHAVING ETC.

OF ALL THE WILDLIFE YOU WILL BE COEXISTING WITH WHILE AT THE WILLOWEMOC WILD FOREST YURT, BEARS DESERVE THE MOST ATTENTION. ALTHOUGH NOT GENERALLY DANGEROUS AND IT IS EXTREMELY RARE THAT THEY ENCOUNTER HUMANS IN AN AGGRESSIVE MANNER, IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR HABITS. BECAUSE THEY HIBERNATE IN WINTER, THE SUMMER AND FALL SEASONS ARE THE TIMES THAT BEARS ARE CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR FOOD AND THEIR MAIN REASON TO VISIT YOUR AREA. THEREFORE IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU KEEP FOOD OUT OF THEIR REACH WHEN STORING IT. AS MENTIONED ABOVE, A STEEL LOCKER IS PROVIDED FOR YOU TO PLACE  YOUR COOLERS AND FOOD ITEMS IN WHEN NOT IN USE. AVOID LEAVING FOOD IN THE YURT OR CLOSE BY, AND CLEAN UP FOOD SPILLS AFTER EATING. RINSE OUT EMPTY CANS, JARS OR PLASTIC CONTAINERS  AND PLACE THEM IN THE PROPER RECEPTICALS FOR RECYCLING. WE PICK UP THESE ITEMS DAILY SO THERE IS MINIMAL CHANCE OF HUNGRY CRITTERS CAUSING PROBLEMS FOR OUR GUESTS.

WHEN HIKING OR WALKING ABOUT, BE OBSERVANT, AND DON'T BE TOO QUIET. MOST AGGRESSIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH BEARS HAPPENS WHEN HUMANS SURPRISE THEM, AND GENERALLY IF THEY HAVE CUBS WITH THEM. THE MOTHER BEAR IS VERY PROTECTIVE OF THE YOUNG.  IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO MAKE A LITTLE NOISE FROM TIME TO TIME WHILE HIKING, SO AS NOT TO WALK UP ON AN UNSUSPECTING BEAR.  IF YOU DO SEE A BEAR, STOP AND MAKE YOURSELF KNOWN, SLOWLY WALK IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION  IF THE BEAR DOES NOT DISPERSE. HOWEVER IF THE BEAR SEES YOU IT IS MOST LIKELY TO VANISH FROM SITE VERY QUICKLY AND RUN AWAY. ALSO YOU CAN PURCHASE BEAR REPELLANT IN A SPRAY CAN AT MOST SPORTING GOOD STORES IF YOU WISH TO CARRY IT WITH YOU.

ALTHOUGH WE DON'T LIKE RULES WE DO HAVE A FEW THAT WE MUST IMPOSE ON OUR GUESTS AND ASK THAT THEY BE FOLLOWED:

ALL OUTDOOR FIRES ARE TO BE IN A DESIGNATED FIRE RING, AND FIREWOOD WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THERE IS A FEE FOR THE FIREWOOD, AND IT WILL BE BROUGHT TO THE FIRE RING RING UPON REQUEST. GATHERING FIREWOOD  FROM THE FOREST IS PROHIBITED.

WE WISH TO KEEP THE FOREST AS NATURAL AS POSSIBLE AND TRAILS ARE PROVIDED FOR OUR GUESTS TO USE, PLEASE REMAIN ON THE TRAILS AS NOT TO DISTURB THE BEAUTY OF THE NATURAL FOREST BY TRAMPLING THE GROUND VEGITATION.

WE DO ENCOURAGE A PEACEFUL VISIT, SO LOUD NOISE IS DISCOURAGED. QUIET TIME BEGINS AT 10:00 PM IN THE EVENINGS.

VISITORS ARE EXPECTED RESPECT THE YURT AND PROPERTY, AND WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED.

UNAUTHORIZED MOTOR VEHICLES ARE PROHIBITED BEYOND THE PARKING AREA.

THANK YOU FOR STAYING WITH US AT THE WILLOWEMOC WILD FOREST YURT.
WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR STAY, AND WE WILL STRIVE MAKE YOUR VISIT AS ENJOYABLE AS POSSIBLE..




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