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

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

How to Request Permission

We've received a number of requests for access recently by way of anonymous comments to the blog . . . no email, no other contact information.  Ummm, how are we supposed to get back to you?

Even worse, you post a comment and lay out your name and telephone number, compromising your privacy.  I have little choice but to delete the comment just to stopgap the flood of spam telephone calls you are going to get by putting your personal information out there for everyone to see.  Posting a comment to this blog is not the way to request permission . . .

There  are instructions in the sidebar of this blog.  Essentially, we need at least two days advance notice for the back and forth acceptance of our Conditions of Access which lay out the rules and your acceptance of them.  Follow the instructions and email a request in plenty of time to process it.

There is also a "Call Me" button in the sidebar.  Do not call to ask for reservations as we are unlikely to have the current state of reservations in front of us.  Use this feature to ask general questions before deciding whether you want to continue with a request.

There is a calendar in the sidebar that gives you some idea of the present state of reservations.  The number of visitors we allow each day is dependent of conditions but generally lays within the range of 10-12.  Keep this in mind when you make a request.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Scenic is Clothing-Optional

It has been awhile since the Scenic blog was last updated.  Part of the reason for that is because of other obligations but we also have to note that use and access is going very well and there are few problems that can be effectively addressed on the blog.  There is, however, one problem needs to be addressed:

Scenic Hot Springs is Clothing-Optional.  You are not required to wear clothing . . . nor are you required to be nude.  It is optional and no one has the right to badger, coerce or force you otherwise.  When you request permission to visit Scenic, you are required to read and agree to the Conditions of Access (in the sidebar) prior to permission being granted.  One of those conditions is acknowledgement that you may (probably will) experience nudity on the site.  If you cannot deal with nudity then I suggest you do not request permission to visit Scenic.  Rent(or buy) a hot tub and soak in your preferred way in your own backyard.  Do not impose your conservatism or cultural values on those who simply wish to enjoy a serene, natural soak amongst the beauty of Scenic.  Stay home instead.

Soaking, sans clothing, is the traditional way of enjoying natural hot springs.  There are a lot of therapeutic benefits in this tradition and we will maintain the freedom of visitors to enjoy the springs this way.  Do not assume that you can arrive and badger any other permitted visitors to put on clothing or leave so that you will not experience nudity.  They have every right to be where they are as long as they abide by the Conditions of Access.