>First, let me just say that Greenbrier State Park is the sheezy. Nestled in the mountains in Boonsboro, this little gem has everything you could ask for in a training weekend – a lake, beach, roads to ride on and plenty of trails.
That being said, what does 18 miles on the AT give you when it’s 95 degrees outside other than stomach cramps, dehydration and the worst run of your life? Great ideas. For awhile now, I have been tossing around the idea of purchasing some sort of real estate as an investment. I am mostly looking at vacation properties, namely cabins and such in the woods, just imagine one of these prefab log cabins tucked away discretely in some trees! However, it was on the run this weekend that the concept of a Yurt was brought to my attention. By definition, a Yurt is “a modern adaptation of the ancient shelter used by Central Asian nomads for centuries. The compact shape of the yurt and combination of lightweight members in tension and compression mean that the structure is highly efficient in maximizing strength while minimizing the use of materials.” In short, these things are awesome. So, the moral of the story is, I am going to buy me some land and build a yurt on top of it. Yurts have running water, AC, Heat, and you can make them permanent dwellings by including some sweet things like hardwood floor, a loft, a deck, etc. If you have had any experience with yurts, please let me know. Or, if you would like to look into this amazing concept to perhaps investigate the possibility of owning your own yurt, here are some links for your viewing pleasure: