|Radium Hot Springs, B.C.|
Our weekend guest had to cancel. This was sad.
It left Mike with a weekend off so we went to Radium Hot Springs, B.C. for a good soaking. We've been wanting to go for months and this gave us the opportunity.
It's about a five -hour drive from home with most of that time in the mountains. We chose the Jasper-Banff Highway on the way there and hit some nasty weather. Icy bits, snow on the highway and more of it falling. Several vehicles were embedded in snowbanks along the road. Many of them were empty and had likely been there a while.
We had a lovely soak in the mineral springs with the occasional visit to the smaller, jacuzzi style hotter pool (108F or 42C). There was even one brave soul swimming in the cold pool.
It was a cool, near-spring day and the warmth of the water was especially welcome. As you can see in the photo there is snow on the mountains. It makes the mineral springs feel all that much healthier.
We came back along a different, bare, dry highway under the strengthening March sun
I'm grateful I got a chance to have a proper soaking in the springs, grateful for trip itself, and grateful that I live within easy driving distance of mountain hot springs.