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Monday, December 23, 2013

Update on Repairs

Well . . . temporary repairs are in place and seem to be holding.  Damage to the lining is a difficult and time-intensive repair to do.  We elected a temp fix to get the springs up and running once more.

Bear Den damage
 The image above shows where these vandals ripped the entire length of the seam in the Bear Den pool.  As you can guess . . . the pool was incapable of holding water for long.  Fortunately, Lobster Pot was not touched . . . perhaps because these same vandals had already damaged the Lobster Pot feeds so that that pool was full of only ice-cold water (I have to guess the creeps didn't want to immerse themselves in that cold water just to rip up the Lobster Pot side).  Both pools out of order ...

Temp Repairs
Repairs have cost several hundred already.  Come spring and the snow-melt we will have to make the repairs more permanent (liners and repairs to the spring sources).  For now, temp fixes have made both pools fully functional.  There is plenty of invigorating hot spring water coming into both pools for a nice, comfortable soak.

We are considering requests on a limited basis for the rest of the winter season.  Winter is the best time to visit Scenic . . . but Scenic is a fragile place and we must protect it from overuse.  We will also be stepping up our campaign to stop this useless trespassing and vandalism.  Thanks to all of those who are now stepping up to the plate and helping out.  Rick and Matt


  1. Anonymous5:28 PM

    ther needs to be a 24/7 caretaker like goldmyer or this is going to continue to happen. Is there any plan for such an undertaking?

  2. Yes, there are plans to provide for a caretaker 24/7 . . . as soon as the final permitting is accomplished. Meanwhile there are additional security measures going into effect.

  3. Is there any way the pools are still available for use upon purchasing a permit? My fiancé and I are so eager to view the scenery in the Winter months. I hope you will see this

  4. Is this accessible now our is the snow to much? I can only imagine how great it would be in the snow. I'd like to get up there one of these weekends let me know thanks

  5. Yes, Scenic is accessible given the proper winter snow gear and traction devices (trax, snowshoes, etc.) As with any back-country snow destination, we require that visitors be prepared for the elements prior to heading in. While there are no known aval. chutes, snow does (and can get deep) making snowshoes a must . . . plus the extra time to hike in.