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Strawberry Park Hot Springs - 2-18-20

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The window in my computer room looks out toward Strawberry Park. If I travel about 7 miles through the park, I arrive at the Strawberry Park Hot Springs:

The 140-degree hot springs water flows from the Earth and into a series of rock-hemmed pools beside a small creek. The stream cools the water to pleasant soaking temperatures typically in the 100- to 106-degree range.

Flagstone stairs and walkways provide access from the parking lot up topside to the soaking pools below. Years ago, the only changing room was a frigid teepee set up near the pools. Now, thereโ€™s a heated changing cabin partway down the steps.

Dan Leeth took the photos below; he typically visits in the winter so misses the beautiful garden that surrounds the hot springs in the spring and summer. Still, there's something enchanting about soaking in a hot springs surrounded by snow-covered trees!

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