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A DIFFERENT KIND OF CABIN FEVER Cross country skiing near Rossland, B.
Anthony Bell told me he would show me something special, but the collection of eclectic, very funky hand-built cabins we visited were bedazzling.
Sixteen homemade cabins, each with its own peculiarity and personality, are scattered around the snowy backcountry at Strawberry Pass—which the locals call Nancy Greene Pass—off Highway 3 north of Rossland in British Columbia's scenic Monashee Mountains.
Some are a few minutes from the summit parking area by cross country skis or snowshoes, some take a couple of hours to get there.
Over the years, Rossland-area recreationalists have built the cabins on Crown land with the understanding they are for day use only.
Nearing Cookie Jar "They're used by a lot of families," Bell told me as we skied to Cookie Jar, a compact, brightly painted cabin just minutes from the Strawberry Pass parking area.
They're a community asset.
Reading the scrapbook From Cookie Jar it was an blackjack cross country ski rossland ski to Red Dog, a larger cabin with picnic table and a wood stove.
Earlier arrivals, a mother, father and two children, had the stove fired up and were finishing lunch.
The stove door was again impressive, this time a metal relief showing two skiers gliding against a mountain backdrop.
Anthony, who had come prepared, unwrapped raclette blackjack cross country ski rossland sandwiches from their tinfoil, which he placed atop the stove to simmer.
While we waited, he pulled out a cabin scrapbook bursting with stories and photos about area history.
Lynda's After devouring lunch, we slapped on our skis and quickly glided through a cathedral-like canopy of Douglas firs that eventually led to a logged out hillside and the Mosquito, an A-framed cabin, again with the requisite wood stove and more brightly colored artwork.
Anthony relaxing As we relaxed, Anthony talked about some of Strawberry Pass's other cabins, including Rock 'N Roll, which features old album covers, rock group logo T-shirts and instruments often used for impromptu jam sessions.
He told of cabins near ridge tops, nestled in the woods, and how, when the snow melts, volunteers make repairs and stock cabins with firewood.
It's a lifestyle thing.
Depending on which direction you go, it's just minutes from downtown Rossland, the Red Mountain Learn more here Area and the Blackjack Cross Country Ski Area.
Being choosy That evening, still hungry after a big dinner at The Flying Steamshovel Hotel, my nose guided me along downtown's Columbia Avenue to the Mountain Nugget, a downtown chocolate shop where the gems are a dizzying array of boutique bars, caramels, toffees and other treats and, of course, boxed chocolates and truffles.
The truth is, I needed a good workout.
Joat had the perfect cure: vigorous skiing on recommend odds of royal match in blackjack not Blackjack's groomed trails.
Gathering at Blackjack The Blackjack Cross Country Ski Club claims more than 700 members, or one in six Rosslanders.
The area offers nearly 20 miles of trails groomed classic and skate skiers, from novices to expert classics.
Townspeople use blackjack cross country ski rossland or moonlight to ski after work, or cruise a 1-mile lighted loop.
Trailside warming hut Our daylight trip followed a groomed trail to Torresan's Cabin, an easy but scenic ski.
An especially beautiful section cruises through towering canopies of trees.
After a quick visit to the cabin—it's perched well above the ground to make access easy even during snow-dumping storms—Andy led on.
We followed smoothly groomed trails, sometimes through open areas with expansive views, and, more impressively, rolling routes that weaved through towering hemlocks and cedars.
Over the next few hours I followed Blackjack cross country ski rossland lead, blissfully unaware of trail names or distances.
I was happily lost in the wonder and exhilaration of being outside, of my skis seemingly gliding effortlessly, of being immersed in a deliciously new environment.
Andy on the trail Kick, glide.
And on even the slightest downhill grades, double pole, glide.
I was infused with sights and sounds, and the joy of being wherever I was.
When you go: Tourism Rossland, Rossland, B.
Red Barn Lodge, www.
Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club, www.
The Flying Steamshovel, www.
Mountain Nugget Chocolate Blackjack cross country ski rossland, www.
About the author Lee Juillerat has been producing photo-stories from around the world for High On Adventure for more than 15 years.
He works for a daily newspaper in Southern Oregon and stories and photos have appeared in a variety of magazines and newspapers.
Lee has written or co-written books about Crater Lake National Park.
He can be reached at 337lee337 charter.
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