7-Day Forecast for Scenic Hot Springs Area (2,900 ft near beginning of Trail Head)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Springs Are Running Cold

Sushi Bob reports that the hot spring sources are now running cold as a result of the rains we have received these past few weeks. Until we get a freeze and a locking up of groundwater entering the spring sources, expect the springs to remain cold for at least two weeks after the rains.


  1. how about now 1/3/08?

  2. Sorry for the lack of posting as I've been busy with health problems.

    With the cold weather, the groundwater that tempers the hot springs is locked up . . . therefore the springs typically run hot during the winter months. I would suspect that Lobster is running 116-118 at the source and probably 110 in the pool right now. When I can get a current report I will post conditions here.

    The snow berm across FS850 is firmly in place and there has been a lot of snow up at Scenic . . . definitely a long snowshoe trek. I would suspect that conditions are pretty bad right now and the snow dangerous. Stevens is in constant shutdown for avalanche control. Any visit right now would not be a good idea and if attempted would require excellent winter backwoods experience.

    Besides, Scenic is officially closed to general visitation.