An early spring hiking trip to and near
hot springs in the Boise National Forest. Spring runoff is a little
late this season, submerging hot springs, trails and making river
fords impossible. A careful route had to be selected, regardless,
awesome natural hot springs pools were located and properly
No Soap, Shampoo or BIO-Soap/Shampoo
Allowed in Hot Springs! Avoid Being Fined!
Public hot springs are not bathing facilities
and do not have 'plumbing' like that of commercial, improved hot springs. Soap and shampoo (including biodegradable soap and shampoo) do not completely breakdown
naturally. This pollutes our water systems (ingested by fish, animals, humans)
at or near the source. This is also illegal in most wilderness and public lands areas.