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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

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Scenic Hot Springs is closed until further notice

Due to some serious vandalism and trespassing, the springs sources and pools have been damaged and we deem any further requests inappropriate at this time.  We will not be accepting, considering or approving any visits to Scenic Hot Springs for the immediate future . . . until we have had a chance to assess the damage and make repairs.

ANYONE FOUND UP AT SCENIC HOT SPRINGS AT THIS TIME will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law!!!!!!  We will be contacting those with current reservations to determine whether they can continue or need to reschedule.

It is a sorry state of affairs when a few worthless individuals can ruin such a beautiful place and force us to take these steps.  We ask that those previous volunteers who are interested in helping us keep an eye on the springs (particularly during the night hours) give us a helping hand.  We need to catch these mal-contents in the act of illegally heading up . . . and then have them arrested.  Any interest?  Matt and myself can only stretch so far.  Contact us directly at scenichotsprings@gmail.com

Rick