HSG has been kicking around the backcountry of the northwest since the late 90s, always in search of the next stellar soak. He’s been the webmaster of IdahoHotSprings.com since the beginning; posting trip reports, pictures, videos and access updates from his own personal journeys.
Aside from literally hundreds of hot springs ‘qualifications’, he has department of water quality (DEQ) watershed and geothermal energy training, and can actually tell you if a hot springs is ‘safe to soak’ – in addition to the history, social attitudes and accessibility information for almost any hot springs in the northwest. He has been featured in National Geographic Traveler and Sunset magazines as well as regional television segments for his environmental stewardship and constant advocacy for protecting public lands, roadless areas, wildlife and hot springs.
Not everything on this blog is directly from HSG; as National Forest, BLM, hot springs volunteer groups and Commercial Hot Springs contacts actively report access and condition information to HSG for dissemination.
HSG’s photography comes from hundreds of backcountry driving, hiking and backpacking trips to remote National Forest and protected wilderness destinations throughout Idaho and the Northwest.
His work has been published in multiple local, regional, national and international print and web mediums. He is often referred to as ‘The Hot Springs Guy’ (in-part, thanks to Andrew w/ NGT), having tracked-down and photographed hundreds of natural geothermal wonders, many of which require multiple days of strenuous backpacking to reach.
- Chris Crawford
Boise River Volunteers
- Daniel Claar
- Molly DeVinaspre
Guide for Outdoor Women
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