Monday, February 13, 2006

Indian Baths

The so-called Indian Baths near Fairmont Hot Springs.
Copyright © 2006 Barry G. Moses

The natural springs literally flow from the hillside.
Copyright © 2006 Barry G. Moses

Just before we arrived at the hot pools at Fairmont Hot Springs, we stopped at a small stone structure overlooking the entire valley. They call this place the "Indian Baths," or the "Historic Pools." The water literally springs out of the hillside and drips into several tubs inside this building. The Indian Baths are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round. They are free to the public, but considerably less maintained than the commercial site. We didn't bathe in the pools here, but we did enjoy the hike, as well as the magnificent views of the water emerging from the mountain, causing steam to rise into the air.

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