Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest
by Evie Litton (Falcon Guides)
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I thoroughly enjoy these hot springs. Easy walk, wouldn't call it a hike. It is so accessable it sometimes attracts undesirable soakers; people looking for a late night party atmosphere in the woods. But in the afternoon and evening it is not uncommon to find families and friendly adults enjoying the springs.
But seriously late at night and wee hours of the morning it sometimes becomes not so family friendly. After 12:30 or 1 am I have seen sex acts and drug use (mostly inhaled or pills) at these springs. Rangers have been know to patrol these springs to limit this type of activity.
Don't get me wrong, I have spent the whole night at the pools and never seen another sole or just a friendly respectful couple or two.
Still one of my favorite "go to" destinations to escape.
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