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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Steamy Hot Springs

I have a short list of places I want to go visit this winter to do some photography. This location is one of them. I took this photo a few years back, about this time of year. Its a hot springs up in the Clackamas River wilderness, near the fork to the Collowash River. During the summer, many people camp here for extended periods of time. This time of year it is more abandoned, and better for exploring on your own. Also, the steam is more visible in the colder air. The water is unexpectedly hot in some places, so you have to be careful not to slip and burn yourself. Ask my dog :( -- Dont worry, he was fine. Just a little surprised!!!

12 comments:

April said...

Oh, breath taking! I love the fog rising off the water.

fredamans said...

Poor dog. Hope he's okay.

jlshall (Joysweb) said...

What a wonderful photo! Don't think I'd want to be there in the winter time, but this scene is really gorgeous.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Wow, questa foto in tonalità blu, mi piace molto.
Buona serata :)
Myriam

Lesley said...

I can only imagine how wonderful a walk that would be! A nice crisp cold day, and then the steam from the springs to warm you up a bit.

Briana said...

Very pretty!

Meri said...

What a scenic and magical place!

msdewberry said...

That is a beautiful place, and really not too far from here! I might have to check that out one day!

Margaret Almon said...

Wonderful! I remember going to Radium hotsprings when I was little and was fascinated by the steam.

Debby said...

What a beautiful place. And really nice shot. I love the fog.

Abramyan Avenue said...

How absolutely beautiful!! I love it! I would love to visit/see something so pretty!

Judy said...

You are right about the mist rising off the water! At least you would be able to take your boots off and soak your feet, not usually a winter activity!

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