What is the purpose for soaking in hot springs?
Is it to get rid of tiredness?
Today I will visit a hot spring where definitely causes fatigue after twelve hours’ hiking.
The paradoxical place may offer instructive insight.
New Mexico, Rating [4/5] Wilderness
Who do you think is the indigenous people of the USA?
Of course, they are American Indians, but it may be a little shortsighted.
In the mountains of New Mexico, there remain cliff dwellings of their ancestors.
Around them, hot springs are gushing even today.
New Mexico, Rating [3/5] Extremely Hot, Sightseeing, Wilderness
Do you know hot spring cure?
Hot spring cure is to stay at a hot spring inn at least for a week and to have disease treatment through the soak.
For the purpose, different from hotels for holidaymaking or recovery from exhaustion, such inn should be cheaper and with the most basic amenity.
The hot spring inn in the United States was full of primary colors.
New Mexico, Rating [3/5] Gourmet, Lodging, Private Bath, Truth or Consequences
Do you know what ultra-Plinian eruption is?
Volcanic activities sometimes have destructive influence on human society.
Out of them, ultra-Plinian eruption brings on a particularly large explosion that causes global change in environment and mass extinction.
Around such supervolcano, hot springs have been gushing over one million years after the eruption.
New Mexico, Rating [2/5] Hot Spring River, Sightseeing, Tepid, Wilderness
Do you know Gila Hot Springs?
In a campground deep in the mountains of New Mexico, there is the hot springs.
I felt the same kind of atmosphere as secluded Japanese Ryokans’ open-air baths.
Perhaps the reason might be in an unlikely place.
New Mexico, Rating [5/5] Lodging, Mixed Bath
Which do you like peaks or valleys?
This time, I will visit an unfinished resort with hot springs, which is located at the bottom of a deep valley where the seventh-highest bridge in the United States is spanning.
New Mexico, Rating [2/5] Sightseeing, Tepid, Wilderness
Do you think that the most important factor of a hot spring is the quality of spring?
Actually, I agree with the idea as a hot spring maniac, but most people seem to give importance on “experiences” surrounding the hot spring.
They will recognize a hot spring as great if they have extraordinary experiences, such as cleanly accommodation, great meals, or high quality customer services.
New Mexico, Rating [2/5] Gourmet, Lodging, Private Bath, Truth or Consequences
What is your comfort temperature for soaking?
Not only individual tastes but also cultures define the comfort temperature.
There are many hot springs in the USA, but most of them are not so hot.
Indeed, it may be reasonable considering its lower physical burden.
However, sometimes you may want to renew myself in body and spirit, by soaking in extremely hot water.
New Mexico, Rating [4/5] Extremely Hot, Private Bath, Sightseeing, Sulfur Dioxide
Do you think a hot spring upwelling from the ground is valuable?
Such kind of springs are generally rare, because only a tub can be placed right above the source of the spring.
However, in Truth or Consequences, one of the largest spa cities in the southwestern USA, there is plentiful water upwelling from the ground.
New Mexico, Rating [3/5] Gourmet, Private Bath, Truth or Consequences, Upwelling from the Ground
What do you think is efficacy of hot springs?
Is the most important element the inclusion?
Actually, only a little inclusion can be absorbed through our skin.
Today I would like to introduce a hot spring in terms of gravity.
New Mexico, Rating [4/5] Lodging, Private Bath, Truth or Consequences, Upwelling from the Ground