McCully basin is where it all began for WAH in 1980. We've come a long way since skinny skis and sagging wall tents. As the ski gear evolved into sophisticated downhill touring equipment, the camp has grown into a little yurt village. With 30 seasons of operation, McCully boasts a rich and colorful history of ski visitors. The seasoned veterans say the food has gone gourmet and the new gear is cheating. But, everyone agrees that what makes McCully truly special is it's unique location situated inside the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area. Solitude, fresh tracks, and glistening slopes abound.
Beginning with a snomo bump up, a gentle 3 mile approach rising 1800 feet, the trail, 5700ft elevation start, winds through thick forest with only two switchbacks. Once in the basin, the ski terrain offers something for everyone. From low-angled gladed meadows to broad moderate north-facing alpine bowls surrounded by non-technical summits sprinkled with black-diamond chutes. At the end of the day, all you need to remember is to follow the path of water and you'll eventually find your way back to camp 7499ft elevation.
MCCULLY trips meet in Joseph, OR. at Chandler's Inn ask for"skiers special"(they have gear storage and offer end of trip shower on way out of town). Our little yurt village consists of two separate 16ft sleeping yurts that sleep five each and are outfitted with wood stoves, cots, foam pads, and -10 sleeping bags. 18ft Kitchen yurt serves as dining hall/guide quarters. 10ft sauna yurt has changing room. Cold spring water source! Well behaved dogs welcomed.