Where ever we travel, particularly if we're going to be dry-camping, I always scan the internet and the guide books for natural hot springs.
There's nothing quite like a soak in a hot spring. Truly the spice of life. And we've hit numerous hot springs in the US and Canada.
For example, you haven't truly lived until you've had a hot spring bath and massage at one of the bath houses at Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas. Most of the masseuses are federal employees and have been giving rub-downs for more than 40 years.
One of our favorite hot spring is located in Colorado, high up on Mt. Princeton called Mt Princeton Hot Springs.
Aside from the various concrete soaking pools, you can also wade into the cascading mountain stream that flows past the pools ... seeking your own personal spa.
It doesn't take long to find a seeping hot spring in the icy snow-melt run-off. Grabbing rocks and handfuls of pebbles, Pam and I build a primative hot tub ... reinforcing attempts by earlier bathers.
The trick is to contain enough hot water, while allowing enough icy water to run into to control the temperature.
It's also easy to cover your legs with red-hot rocks ... just what the doctor ordered, after a mountain hike.
Besides, it's a perfectly delightful way to bath while dry camping
We're headed for Colorado soon. And we will hit the hot springs at Mt. Princeton, Salida and a couple of others, depending on our route.
So where's your favorite hot spring.