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Friday, January 02, 2015

Scenic in the Snow

One of our visitors (Jeremy) provided a great picture of the hot springs yesterday . . . and as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.  Want to know what Scenic conditions are?  Enjoy this pic for an idea.

Scenic on the afternoon of New Years Eve.  Photo credit to Jeremy
The pool on the left is the Bear Den pool, fed from a source beneath a large boulder behind the visitor (Ryan).  The Bear Den sources are very stable year-round and this pool is holding a nice a toasty 102-104F.

The pool on the right is the Lobster Pot pool and is fed from sources to the far right of the picture.  These sources run shallow and are very susceptible to rain-water and snow-melt mixing.  This pool normally runs two to four degrees higher that  Bear Den.  As of a few days ago, Lobster Pot was reported to be slowly recovering but not yet there.  Given a week or so of cold weather, Lobster Pot will hold it own.


  1. Wow , so beautiful and inviting....I wish I was there right NOW

  2. Was up there 13 yrs ago. Last I heard it was closed cause of some nasty people... So happy to hear and see it is getting took care off and respected for the privilege of being there..hope to spend a day up there soon. .. Palousebug.Malden WA.

  3. I will be up and camping near SHS tomorrow Sat 8-8-15 I was researching info on the springs as I once was a regular visitor back in the day. I'd love to be able to visit if possible. How does one go about gaining permission ?

  4. Well, the problems here are that you have left me no way to contact you, that you have obviously not read the Conditions of Access in the Sidebar links, and that you are asking for permission with absolutely no notice.

    If you haven't already ignored and got up anyway, then you are trespassing.

    Individuals who receive notice of the conditions of entry, either by a sign,
    writing or orally by someone with the authority to control the conditions
    of entry, and then subsequently violate those conditions of entry may be
    arrested for criminal trespass.

    RCW 9A.52.070: Criminal trespass in the first degree.
    (1) A person is guilty of criminal trespass in the first degree if he or she knowingly enters or remains unlawfully on the premises.
    (2) Criminal trespass in the first degree is a gross misdemeanor.