Allison and I went on a hike to Conundrum Hot Springs.
It’s a 9 mile walk to the springs. Perfect for an overnight.
We took some photos along the way.
Here we stopped in a meadow to make a quick repair to my broken/problematic Black Diamond backpack.
We passed by an old shack in disrepair in a grove of mature aspens.
Allison and the shack and the trees.
Both the rain and the snowmelt are still keeping the rivers high. A few times we had to cross some pretty swift waist-deep water. This time we had a nice bridge.
In the wintertime, this hike has some avalanche danger. These trees were recently plowed over by snow.
The view half-way up.
Looking down the lower half of the Conundrum Valley.
And up the valley.
Allison carried all the heavy stuff. My pack has one t-shirt and a candy bar in it.
The springs are at the top of the valley. A perfect temperature to soak in for hours. All with a nice view.
Since the springs are clothing-optional, I was limited in the photos I could take once we reached our destination. We will close with a view from inside the tent, the Black Diamond Betamid….which didn’t break.
Alex and Allison