Vegan, part time vanlifer. I spend my weekends finding new places to explore.
Worth the wait for the permit. Was lucky and was 2 for 4 attempts. I think I am up to 2 out of 14. So many trying to get there. Amazing hike. Great views. Bring plenty of water.
The clouds didn't quite work with us, but still got to see some of it.
So sad to hear this is no longer open to the public. This was an amazing hot spring.
The hot springs are not too comfortable, most are shallow and gravel bottom. Temperatures vary. It got very crowded, very fast. We thought going on a Wednesday would be a good idea. Wonder what the weekends are like? Despite this, it was absolutely beautiful. Worth the hike to view the hot springs. Please carry out your trash and follow hot spring etiquette.
The hot springs are not too comfortable, most are shallow and gravel bottom. Temperatures vary.
Amazing hike. One of the most rewarding. So many wildflowers. Be careful, the weather can change very fast. We did the hike one day, enjoyed it so much, we wanted to do it again the next day. We had about 3 or 4 minutes to enjoy the views before the storm clouds, hail, and thunder came out of no where and forced us to leave.
Cool art. Makes an excellent, quick stop while driving on the 95.
Very remote. Last bit had deep ruts with lots of sand and silt. If there is any rain in forecast, avoid!!! High clearance is a must! Cars will not make it.
We only found one hot spring fit for soaking. My little thermometer had the water at 111 degrees. Avoid during the summer. Too hot for the day, and with no shade any where. Others were either too hot or not worth the climb through mud. Be very careful of where you drive. The land is wet and soft in many areas.
The spring is nice. Glad I went, but don't think I need to repeat that drive.
Very remote. Last bit had deep ruts with lots of sand and silt. If there is any rain in forecast, avoid!!!
The views were beautiful. This was a one-in-a-lifetime experience. I say that not just because it was so unique and somewhat hard to get a reservation. I also say this because I do not want to go back. There are too many "hikers" that are (ab)using pack animals to carry their glamping gear. These poor animals. And then there is the cost. Over $300 for 2 people to camp one night. 300 campsites/night is a lot of money. They could afford to treat the animals better (the cost to use the pack animals is separate).
The views were beautiful. This was a one-in-a-lifetime experience.
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