Red/Cyan 3D glasses are needed to view the photos in this post.

Well, my taxes are all done and I don’t feel like thinking for a few days. I’m planning to run away and try to find a hot spring to soak in. Maybe by the time I come back, my brain will let me do math again. In the last moments before I forget the difference between ‘+’ and ‘-‘, I guess I should finish talking about another hot spring.

Last post, written in that distant and forgotten time before I had to think about taxes, was looking at my thermal photos of Liard Hot Spring Provincial Park. To follow up, I’m psoting my 3D photos, taken on the same trip. This post will be a bit shorter, as I already covered the springs pretty well last time.

This time, I’m going to order the photos in the opposite direction, starting at the coldest parts of the hot springs. As mentioned last time, the pond flows out of sight of the Hot Spring source and the change rooms.

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Here, at the fathest point, cold water from the ground above flows into the spring. The water here is on the cold side of lukewarm- perhaps around 23°-25° C(75°-80° F).

Moving to the warmer water, the pond is covered by fallen logs and  encroaching vegetation:

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It starts to get wider past the trees, but is shallow the whole length of the pond.

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Eventually the change rooms and the dam separating the two pools is visible.

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Now on to the upper pool. This is the best pool for soaking, while the cooler lower pool is better for exploring(or playing with small children).

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Finally, at the opposite end of the pond from where I started, is the main source of the hot springs:

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It’s not really the full source, as I’m fairly sure there are small seeps throughout the upper pool(judging by the fact I would regularly step on a hot spot). Still, this is where the water is hottest;it is hotter than I can comfortably stand.

The walkway above continues on to an area called the ‘Hanging Gardens’, where the hot water allows for unusual plant growth. I’ve never visited there, as the walkway has always been closed off due to bear activity(always a bad sign when the ‘closed due to bear activity’ sign is on a permanent gate).  The top of the walkway does make for a good overview of the springs, though.

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Will the hot springs I’m hoping to find look as good? I don’t know… I don’t know if I’ll even find them.

Still if not, Liard is always another option, only 1300 km away!



The above photos were taken with dual Canon SX600 cameras.