Saturday, August 9, 2008

Carson Hot Springs

source: Carson Hot Springs

On my short list of things to do this summer is a visit to the Carson Hot Springs, which, as I've been told, is only a hop and skip away in neighboring Washington and across the Bridge of the Gods. I am intrigued.

The springs were discovered in 1876 by Isadore St. Martin during a hunting excursion. After claiming the land under Indian Homestead, he ultimately set up shop. Word of the springs spread, and soon people visited in droves.
The old bathhouse is still used and in addition to taking a mineral bath in those old bear claw tubs, you can get a "wrap," which essentially requires being swaddled, cocoon-like, in mineral-drenched cloth or something like that.

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