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Monday, September 30, 2013

Spanish Fork Hot Springs


It's that time of year where it is beautiful to go hiking. The leaves are changing and the temperature is great... and it is the last chance to enjoy the outdoors before Winter comes. (unless you are into Winter sports... which I'm not). It is also cool enough to enjoy the hot springs. I mean... they are pretty hot.

I hadn't been to these hot springs in 9 years. John had never been... so he asked me if I wanted to go and off we went. The weather was perfect on Saturday, so I was so glad we went.

So you drive up Spanish Fork Canyon... turn off the main road... and then drive through the mountain for a while. Then you park... and it is a 2 1/2 mile hike each way. The beginning of the trail... it is open fields and lots of cows. In fact... you are watching the ground most of the time so you don't step in anything you don't want to.



Then the trail goes through the trees. This is where it starts to get real pretty.


We chatted while we walked... then, we were there. I didn't realize 9 years ago when I went how many hot spring pools there were. I stopped at the very top where there were two because that was the direction we came from. It worked out because it was beautiful and there were only a few people there and they ended up leaving and we had the place to ourselves.



A little ways down the creek, there were several more hot springs... and there were several more people. I was okay with our spot. :) They were HOT too... at least a 100 degrees. Took a little while to get in, but once I did it felt great. A little smelly, but great. :)


After spending a little while there, we headed back. It was a great day for a great activity with great company. It's a great spot if you have never been, you should go.



3 comments:

MoNiCa! said...

Was the last time you went the time with me? And has that really been NINE YEARS? Wow! I went with Ben while we were dating (about 5 1/2 years ago)I'm thinking me and you went 7 years ago?

Tracy Mills said...

Yes Monica, last time I went was with you. It was when we "ran away" which was in 2004. 2004 was 9 years ago. :) I know that it doesn't seem like that long ago... but it was. ha ha

jamie hixon said...

So pretty! I love the "so you don't step in anything you don't want to..." (cue picture of cows...)