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.
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Do you think that the most important factor of a hot spring is the quality of water?
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.
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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.
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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.
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What is the 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.
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Where did ancestors of American Indians choose places for dwelling?
There is an American Indian’s dwelling in the northern area of New Mexico, surrounded by rich natural environment of the highland.
Near the holy place, which is designated a World Heritage site, you will find a hot spring upwelling.
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Do you think the mixed bathing without clothing is Japan-specific culture?
It is not true.
In the United States, there are many hippies, who are said to originate from protests to the Vietnam War and deny rule-bond human living.
Actually mixed bathing culture exists across the United States, affected by hippies’ philosophy.
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What do you think is the relationship between a hot spring and cave?
Hot springs and caves are linked all over the world.
Gushing springs sometimes create a cave, and its rustic atmosphere makes hot springs more attractive.
Inside the cave, you may have a mysterious feeling of relief.
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What are elements that characterize hot springs?
They trigger our five senses by the texture, smell and taste, but the color may be the easiest element to explain the attractiveness through blogs.
Today let us soak in emerald green water, which reminds us of the famous hot springs in Yellowstone National Park.
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Have you become curious about who soaked in a tub filled with spring water, before you use it?
If enough amount of water has been continuously poured, there would be no problems, but sometimes you may well feel uneasy.
Some of spa facilities with plenty of water, contrary to your concern, replace their water of private tubs every time people use it.
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