Round the Bend Bliss

One Fine Idaho Spring Afternoon + Update on The Dipper

Hot springing during the “off” season is a pastime favorite of mine. It can be tricky… incessantly contending with icy roads, cold rain, closed access roads, mud, muck, silty pools, spring runoff and on… But, what’s life without a little challenge? The rewards can be bountiful. Solitude. Peace. Tranquility. Renewal. Revitalization. And, maybe… just maybe you’ll… Read more »

Gray Wolf

Too Many Reasons – Act Now for Wolves

They Belong Here The Obama administration has announced plans to strip gray wolves of their crucial federal protections across most of the lower 48 states. This reckless proposal would slam the door on gray wolf recovery. Act Now to Help Protect Wolves! Wolves are a natural part of a thriving, healthy ecosystem. Since their reintroduction,… Read more »

Preis Hot Springs

Puttin in at Preis Video

Little Preis, another unique hot springs located along side an oftentimes (seasonally) busy forest road deep within the confines of the Sawooth National Forest. Preis Hot Springs is always a perfect 102, crystal clear and quite accessible. This video clip was taken on the way out of the region after a backpacking trip to Skillern… Read more »

Willow Creek Hot Springs Idaho

Willow Creek Hot Springs in Idaho Video

Willow Creek is a personal favorite of mine (aren’t they all), as it was one of the very first I visited back in the day. This video is from an early Spring 2013 visit during light rain. Willow Creek Hot Springs is located on the Idaho Centennial Trail in the Sawtooth National Forest, a short… Read more »

Backpack

Backpacking to Skillern Video

Good ole Skilly; here’s the video from a recent pack trip. The long-form trip report is right here. This was my 4th visit to Skillern Hot Springs, and yet another great one at that.

Skillern Hot Springs

The Return to Skillern IV

Late June 2013 Skillern Hot Springs Trip Report Day 1. The mid afternoon hike out was rough. Under dark skies, with packs on, we trudged through a few miles of Sawtooth backcountry. We were poured on by heavy rain in smothering heat the entire way out, the humidity was so thick you could taste it…. Read more »

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For 91 Days Travel Guide Books Free Today Only

I first caught whiff of the “For 91 Days” guys while in the midst of their Idaho venture and have been hooked ever since. Today only, you can download all of their glorious For 91 Days Travel Books for FREE! Happy Trails!

Skinnydipper Hot Springs

Skinnydipper Hot Springs Closed Until June 30

It is official, Skinnydipper Hot Springs, located north of Boise is closed until June 30, 2013. According to the BLM, the closure is due to the 2012 Springs Fire, which burned away vegetation on rocky slopes above the hot springs. There is concern that spring rains could lead to falling rocks, flooding and debris flows… Read more »

Shine and Shimmer

Bonneville Bliss

Bonneville Hot Springs in the Boise National Forest, located north of Lowman, was one of the first hot springs I had ever soaked in (see old trip reports at the bottom of this page). The first being Pine Flats and second Bear Valley. I’ll never forget what it felt like to drop down that last… Read more »

Winter Soaking at Kirkham Hot Springs in Idaho

Forest

by Dave Matthews How would I explain a forest to Someone who has never been in one – The trees and the wind thru them, The birds and their songs and Their acrobatic flight about the branches. The smell of the last time and The time before and the time before That, that I was… Read more »

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  • Round the Bend Bliss

    One Fine Idaho Spring Afternoon + Update on The Dipper

    Hot springing during the “off” season is a pastime favorite of mine. It can be tricky… incessantly contending with icy roads, cold rain, closed access roads, mud, muck, silty pools, spring runoff and on… But, what’s life without a little challenge? The rewards can be bountiful. Solitude. Peace. Tranquility. Renewal. Revitalization. And, maybe… just maybe you’ll… Read more »

  • Too Many Reasons – Act Now for Wolves

    They Belong Here The Obama administration has announced plans to strip gray wolves of their crucial federal protections across most of the lower 48 states. This reckless proposal would slam the door on gray wolf recovery. Act Now to Help Protect Wolves! Wolves are a natural part of a thriving, healthy ecosystem. Since their reintroduction,… Read more »

  • Preis Hot Springs

    Puttin in at Preis Video

    Little Preis, another unique hot springs located along side an oftentimes (seasonally) busy forest road deep within the confines of the Sawooth National Forest. Preis Hot Springs is always a perfect 102, crystal clear and quite accessible. This video clip was taken on the way out of the region after a backpacking trip to Skillern… Read more »

  • Willow Creek Hot Springs Idaho

    Willow Creek Hot Springs in Idaho Video

    Willow Creek is a personal favorite of mine (aren’t they all), as it was one of the very first I visited back in the day. This video is from an early Spring 2013 visit during light rain. Willow Creek Hot Springs is located on the Idaho Centennial Trail in the Sawtooth National Forest, a short… Read more »

  • Backpack

    Backpacking to Skillern Video

    Good ole Skilly; here’s the video from a recent pack trip. The long-form trip report is right here. This was my 4th visit to Skillern Hot Springs, and yet another great one at that.

  • Skillern Hot Springs

    The Return to Skillern IV

    Late June 2013 Skillern Hot Springs Trip Report Day 1. The mid afternoon hike out was rough. Under dark skies, with packs on, we trudged through a few miles of Sawtooth backcountry. We were poured on by heavy rain in smothering heat the entire way out, the humidity was so thick you could taste it…. Read more »