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New backcountry cabin near Cooke City to open this fall

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COOKE CITY – Beartooth Powder Guides began work this summer on what will soon be a new backcountry cabin. Located near the confluence of Woody and Hayden creeks in a non-motorized use area that is a 2 1/2 mile ski or walk to the southeast of Cooke City, the cabin will sleep up to 12 people and be available for nightly rental this November.

Powder Guides owner Ben Zavora is building the structure almost entirely from standing dead timber he’s harvesting and milling on the property with a chainsaw mill. He’s also using recycled construction materials like metal roofing, windows and a wood burning stove, carrying them to the site by foot.

The cabin is surrounded by extensive outdoor recreation opportunities and will be available for rent year round.

“Enjoy powder skiing and ski touring, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, hiking and wildlife viewing right out the front door!” Zavora said.

Follow the construction of the cabin at Beartooth Powder Guides’ new website:

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