I love natural hot springs, and Bagby is one of the best. The experience starts out with a one-and-a-half mile stroll through an old growth forest of Douglas fir and western red cedar trees.
The trail is beautifully maintained and features several well-constructed bridges.
The forest here has never been logged, and a lot of the trees just fall down when they get too big for the root system to support.
Some fell over the trail.
These trees are really big!
If the old trees were uprooted, new plants and moss grow on the old root system, or on the trees themselves.
Here's where the hot water for the springs comes from.
It's carried to 3 different bath houses in a wooden flume made of a hollow log.
One bathhouse has a big round tub and 3 tubs made of hollowed-out cedar logs. Another has just one large hot tub. The original development of the springs happened in 1915, and the current buildings were built in the mid 1980's.
The third bathhouse has 5 individual rooms each with a log-tub. (Don't these remind you of the Lewis & Clark canoes?)
The walls were covered with artwork and names of those who had visited here.
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