Friday, October 9, 2015

Not hot enough for ya'?

The Alvord Hot Springs next to the desert...
The Alvord Hot Springs... keeping things even hotter...
As if camping on the desert wasn't enough heat for us, my wife and I took a soak in the nearby Alvord Hot Springs.

The springs are on private land and at one time the owners graciously allowed visitors to freely soak in the water. However, as word of mouth spread and the number of visitors started to climb, they were forced to nominally upgrade the facility to something more than a token couple of holes in the ground.

There is now a small charge of $5 for visitors to use the springs. The owners built a tin shack with a small change facility and a manual shower contraption to rinse off afterward.

From the water, you can view the desert in one way or the Steens mountain range in the opposite direction.

Leona after her soak...
Leona, after her soak in the springs...



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