Monday, August 23, 2010
First of all I SURVIVED!!!
My friends and I went to Weir Hot Springs, ID for a Sat & Sun trip. They are just passed Jerry Johnson, and a LOT LESS PEOPLE! It was beautiful! The
was shining the whole time. The walk back into the springs and camping areas was only about 1/2-3/4 mile in from the parking lot but it is one trecherous trail. Steep inclines and declines, sometimes no real place to step, climbing over downed trees, roots and rocks......oh baby it is a MIRACLE I made it carrying a 40lb top heavy pack.
Oh but once you get back there it is SO worth every step. Great places to put your tent, they have a super hot pool, a hot pool and we actually found another one that was perfect bath water temp! For dinner we had burgers and dogs and for the really adventurous chilli-burg-dogs w/cheese (not my choice personally) and just hung around the campfire til we had the pools to ourselves for a midnight swim. It was AMAZING stars, moonlight and hot springs who could ask for more!
The hike back out to the car went a lot quicker thank goodness I think we all were ready to go home. In the aftermath I have one new gash in my leg with bruise (fell), multiple bruises from sleeping on the ground, and my legs hurt like hell every step I take today. BUT I am so glad I went. I haven't been able to do something like this with my friends in over a year, and I'm proud of myself. I didn't complain any more or less than anyone else, I was able to keep with with everyone (experienced campers/hikers). I was just plain able to participate. It felt good and it still feels good today. Well worth all of the aftermath. I'll add pictures as soon as I can. I have to run and drop off my Immunization Records for UM so I can sign up for classes.