THE REAL McCALL SNOWMOBILING & HOT SPRINGS TOUR
During the first days of 2020, Shore Lodge rolled out the first of our new Blaze Your Own Trail Adventure Tour Series with The Real McCall Snowmobiling & Hot Springs Tour. Not for the faint of heart, this adrenaline-soaked ride is of the BYOC (bring your own Chapstick) lot.
This excursion begins at the trailhead near Payette Lake, where riders will be outfitted with proper winter gear and given a sled by their Adventure Guest Services Member. After listening to a safety briefing that covers weather conditions, riding techniques, and how to stay safe in different scenarios, it’s time to hit the gas and cut some powder.
A solid half-day adventure, The Real McCall covers over 30 miles of pristine open terrain. Adventurers will take in the glorious fresh air as they brave the elements before stopping at Burgdorf Hot Springs for a hearty picnic lunch, complete with a piping hot thermos filled to the brim with The Bar’s infamous Hot Toddy. In wintertime, the hot springs are accessible only by snowmobile, which makes for a quieter, more intimate environment and a strong possibility to glimpse some of the area’s magnificent elk, moose, and deer.
After a long soak in the mineral pool, it’s back into the saddle to retrace the day’s earlier route. Afterward, riders will indulge in a luxurious facial or massage at The Cove Spa before spending the night replenishing the calories they burned that day at The Narrows Steakhouse.