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Friday, April 29, 2016

Scenic Repair Goals and Thank Yous

Thank you everyone
for meeting our goals
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far to meet our estimated repair costs for Scenic Hot Springs.  The planned repairs are not complicated, but they are (or will be) labor-intensive.  So we also look forward to seeing many of you (donating or not) at the work parties . . . once we schedule them.

Meanwhile I am going to follow a suggestion from one of our regular supporters, Chris K., whom suggests I post an explicit reward list.  So, here it is:
  • Trail Detail (help with hauling): Comp visit for one
  • Two Work Sessions (on site help) 2 Comp visits for two
  • Three Work Sessions:  Season Pass for 2 (thru March 2017)
  • $50 Donation:  3 Comp visits for 2
  • $100 Donation:  Season Pass for 2
These comp rewards do not alleviate the need to obtain advance permission and may not be used on dates of Private Events, full capacity, or reserved events.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

An Appeal for Scenic Hot Springs

Scenic Hot Springs remains closed through the month of May, 2016.

As many of you know, the freakish late autumn/winter rain storms last year did major damage to Scenic Hot Springs. The torrents of groundwater produced by a series of torrential downpours coming down from higher elevations reeked damage to both the sources and the pools such that they are unsoakable in their present state. 

We have had a chance to access the damage now that the snows are finally gone and we have come up with an approach that will not only bring Scenic back to us but will make the soak even better. However, any plan we come up with is going to be expensive . . . so that is where you come in.

Donate to the Cause
Your stewards can’t handle the cost alone . . . we’re volunteers as well! But fifty or a hundred Hot Spring Lovers donating $20 apiece . . . or $50 apiece will help tremendously in reaching our goal of $1,000 to cover the costs of needed supplies to repair Scenic Hot Springs for soaker’s and hot spring lovers like you.

Natural hot springs within an hour or two drive of major metropolitan areas are few and far between in Washington State. Scenic (as it's name implies) is a superlative soak, easy to get to, and yet still a wilderness hot spring, and certainly scenic with it's view over the Skykomish valley far below. It is worth saving and only you can help save Scenic Hot Springs.

Tranquil, heated spring waters with a view over valley and mountain.
Won't you help brings Scenic Hot Springs back for enjoyment?


Volunteer to Help Repair Scenic
This is not what I envisioned for the first work party of the year but what better service to the Hot Springs Goddesses than to pull on a pair of work gloves and actually participate in hauling supplies, repairing, and bringing Scenic back. We are tentatively planning the first of a number of parties within a week or two (watch the blog for dates). Why don’t you volunteer for one, or two work parties . . . or all of them? Better yet why don't you volunteer AND donate?

What’s in it for You
• Scenic and all it’s beauty is restored for those who respect and honor these hot springs,
• Donors and volunteers will be given preferential treatment to access a repaired Scenic. Commensurate with the help or support received, Passes and Season Passes will be given to those who help the most.

Donation is easy. There is a PayPal link in the sidebar of the Scenic blog (http://scenichotsprings.blogspot.com). Simply click it and donate today. We must move fast as supplies must be ordered and the logistics of getting everything in place for a repair party planned soon.

Sincerely, your Stewards,

Matt and Rick