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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Successful Clean Up Event

Eight of us made last Saturdays' 'work party' and accomplished the goals we needed.

There was a large boulder overlooking the soaking pools that had made . . . well, at least Matt and myself . . . nervous for some time. The boulder was large . . . the boulder sat on a steep slope no more than a dozen feet above and away from the pool . . . and . . . it just made us nervous. Obviously it scared a few other as attempts had been made to secure its' position on the slope. We felt that that boulder wasn't going to stay put one more season . . . it was time to move it out of the way. Little did we know just how unstable that boulder was until we started the probing prior to removal. The boulder was loose and movable just to the weight of a volunteer. 

A tree volunteered to become a rail to guide the boulder downhill instead of into the pools. Once that was in place it took all of us with rock bars and shovels to urge the boulder loose of its' perch. Looked good except it caught up in two trees just below the pools and would have eventually broken loose and gone on down out of control. So we had to winch the boulder back uphill and out of that clutch of trees to roll down a pre-defined course and a safer resting place far below. 

 
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Afterward, we soaked . . . checked out the trail of wrath by a four tons boulder . . . and enjoyed grilling burgers down below.  A very successful event ....

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Clean Up Party this Saturday

For those who missed it or didn't get on the list as a volunteer . . . this seasons first clean-up party at Scenic Hot Springs is happening this coming Saturday.  It is not too late to get involved, help out Scenic . . . and enjoy some rare camping and night-time soaking at Scenic Hot Springs.

For those that would like to camp and soak under the night-time sky, join us Friday night around 7pm at the gate and we'll head in, set up camp and learn the ancient secrets to making smores by the campfire between luxurious relaxation in the hot spring pools.  Bet you never realized just how many stars there are up there!

Only can get free Saturday and want to help?  We'll be meeting people at the gate around 10-11am and get started on the day's activities (after a mandatory safety briefing).

After the work is done it is time to get in that pool and soak away any sore muscles for giving us your best efforts Smiley   We will probably have a tailgate burger grill before we end the day with much thanks from us.

So give us a holler if you would like to participate.  No late, uninvited shows at the gate.  This is by invitation only.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Clean Up Event August 23rd, 2014 (Please note the change of date)

Correction:  Due to other obligations we have change this event to the following weekend, Saturday, August 23rd, 2014.


We will be having a clean-up event at Scenic Hot Springs this coming August 16th (a Saturday) to August 23rd, 2014 (also a Saturday).  This event will be physical as we will be moving some objects.

As always, participants are welcome to come the Friday night before for an opportunity to camp at Scenic and enjoy a rare opportunity to soak at night.  The following day we will block off the trails during the actual work up above.

All Scenic Clean Up Events are clothing-optional so enjoy it au'natural if you want . . . only let common sense prevail . . . gloves and good boots are important  :-)

Matt will run this event and I may or may not be recovered enough to come.  In either case, lets get a good turn out.