Atlin Warm Springs
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Ever on the lookout for remote hot springs, I made a detour to the mysterious mining town of Atlin at the end of a good gravel road just over the border in British Columbia. Twenty odd kilometers south of town are three warm springs, the first of which was the focus of my attention.
A pool about 5 meters across and 1 meter deep has 29 degree celsius water bubbling up from it’s gravel bottom. It’s in a beautiful green meadow with mountains as the scenic backdrop.
I really enjoyed spending time at this spring, although it’s a little cold for an extended soak.
The second spring is commonly called “The Grotto”. Cool 9 degree celsius water flows at a very high rate out of a natural grotto on the side of the road. I think this may be the highest flow rate of any spring I have ever seen, just not nearly warm enough for a soak.
The third spring is reported to be similar in temperature to the first, but lies on private property where it is used to heat greenhouses.
An excellent detour to soak weary legs.